Waste And Throwaway Culture
Throwaway culture affects the excluded just as it quickly reduces things to rubbish. Most of the paper we use is thrown away and not recycled… The way natural ecosystems work is exemplary: plants synthesise nutrients which feed herbivores; these in turn become food for carnivores which produce significant quantities of organic waste which give rise to new generations of plants. But our industrial system… has not developed the capacity to absorb and re-use waste and by-products.
Covid-19 has led to shortages of various resources globally, such as food, water, and paper products and caused many to “make do” with what we have.
How has this influenced my perspective on what it means to live a simple lifestyle?
Has it inspired any changes in my thinking about what I “really need” or in my consumption patterns?
The question is: Have we embraced these differences? Or have we ignored or tried to mould the “other” in our midst into something more familiar?
In an age of extremism, ethical tensions, civilizational clashes, and the use of religion to justify unspeakable terror, humanity
(Part 2) When we reflect and ‘own’ the dialogue of Mary with Elizabeth and the mutual sharing between the two
(Part 1) It is over five years since world leaders journeyed to the United Nations in New York City to