"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, April 30, 2010
BBC News - Oil reaches coast in US disaster
NOAA calls the disaster "mind-boggling". What is mind-boggling to me is how the public continues to shore up demand for filthy fuels when with minimal investment (less than has been and will be spent on cleaning up these tragedies and compensating the lost revenues to fishermen and other businesses) we could already h...ave obviated these fuels and replaced with clean alternatives, like biogas.