The Good Life
5 ways to make the world a better place, one piece of rubbish at a time
Everybody attaches different definitions to words. For me, living sustainably means my patch of paradise, and indeed my planet, is not polluted by my presence. That means I don’t extract things to the detriment of my land or water. I produce my food organically in a way that rejuvenates the soil.
It also means taking responsibility for my waste, not throwing it into an unseen landfill somewhere.
Unfortunately, this is not as interesting or exciting a subject as growing your own food, but it is just as important to the environment, and it takes planning, effort and time.
But to me, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It’s the cycle of life too. Everything is a resource. Weeds and manure are compost and nourishment, not ‘ waste’.
Rubbish has been invented by man, mostly for convenience. But how do we deal with it, without it being too inconvenient?
The definition of ‘ waste’ A material or substance eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required. How do we deal with ‘rubbish’, without it being too inconvenient?