I forgot to name a scribe today so, I’ll handle the duty again. In fact, I’ll try to scan and post a top-quality version of the material-flow economy diagram in “the box” soon. I must admit I borrowed a good bit of my concept for the diagram from The Story of Stuff project. You can see the 20 minute video below:
*They’ve even got a brand-new one out on bottled water. See it here.
The group that made this obviously has an agenda. There is much true in the video, but it does oversimplify some issues. This video has been widely circulated over the last few years. Some folks have reacted strongly to it. Check out this 4 minute Fox News bit hosted by conservative commentator Glen Beck:
I used it because I wanted you guys to think through the often invisible “upstream” portion of the waste stream and how the 3 R’s impact it. Folks will always debate ecology/health versus economy. I’d like to think it is not about who is right or wrong, rather it is about tradeoffs…what do you think?