Reduce, reuse, recycle.


- In order to reduce, there need to be proper infrastructure to compensate for the thing being reduced;
- In order to reuse, things need to be durable and easily maintainable, modularly upgradable and repairable;
- If you go to the recycle step ignoring the first two, you've already lost.

As we see, just "changing consumer habits" doesn't work.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

@drq recycling was always a scam. bunch of PR shit by places like Coke to stop paying for bottle washing

@icedquinn @drq Do you mean all recycling, or mainly plastic?

@Parienve @drq all recycling.

tetrapaks are apparently expensive to strip back down because of all the compositing. and they won't biodegrade otherwise.

making stuff that lasts a hundred years isn't really the problem it's that we don't just clean and reuse it.
@icedquinn @drq @Parienve it's the problem with recycling: it's competing with cheap, clean and readily available resources. If those disappear (or get expensive) recycling starts naturally.
@GNUxeava @Parienve @drq sure but its better to clean it and send the biowaste off to composting and the package to be refilled and resealed.
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