"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuam libera mentem: recycling human wastes
Tuam libera mentem: If we accept human beings as top prey rather than top predator, human wastes as inputs rather than outputs, the hominoid corpus and animus as carriers of prokaryotes and information we begin to see better species-packing solutions and might view population as a solution rather than a problem. The questions: what is our sustainabile yield? We know we can multiply; can we now be truly fruitful?