"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.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We the people vs. the richest man on earth
Thomas Henry Culhanehas just innovated a "microbial fuel rod" system for his "roof-top kitchen garbage to electricity and cooking fuel biogas" breeder reactor. The concept is based partly on the way a mini-nuclear reactor works, only much much much much much much safer. And it gets rid of the solid waste problem at the same time, while p...roducing fertilizer for the roof top gardern. Beat that Bill Gates!
Bill Gates has announced that he will now back mini-nukes (in partnership with Toshiba) as his way to 'solve the energy crisis', tackle global warming and provide electricity to developing countries...