"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.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Arc Welding Eye Itching in Kenya
Rough sleepless night in Kenyan paradise: Didn't know that arc-welding can cause one's eyes to itch terribly all night as if sand had been poured in them; ouch! Is it the shock to the eyes from the bright arc, or the fumes? Consolation is that we've now built 4 different types of systems; working with the kids was fun too!