Recycled Ethics

Recycling: the confusing activity we’ve all become conscripted in as penance for buying stuff. In the real world strategy game of ‘The Recycling Bins’, we must navigate through swathes of stickers, converging arrows, and green triangles to determine the correct receptacle for each material. All the while discerning urban legend from the truth as to…

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The Festival Spirit

Traditional camping is embodied with notions of being at one with nature, shirking the luxuries of brick and mortar, insulation, (most) devices and a solid bed in favour of the great outdoors. Exchanging our human-made surroundings for the natural environment. But pair camping with music, stalls, entertainment, booze and others, and humanities ability to desecrate…

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Sustainability and the baby boomer

Our extortionate levels of consumption, pollution and resource depletion can be easily explained; it’s your parents’ fault. Those who grew up somewhere between the 1940s and 60s haven’t enjoyed the easiest reputation, but having grown up in a time of plenty before these incessant warnings of impending disaster, with wages rising year on year and…

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Capitalism vs Sustainability

Capitalism and sustainability. Both are vague, slippery words that evade simple definitions. They conjure up a soup of jargon and ideological catchphrases, shoehorned into political addresses and calls for action. Free market, divestment, ecological preservation, free trade, stock exchange, assets, resources, ethical consumerism, conscious consumerism, free consumerism, resource-based economy, competition. Capitalism? Sustainability? The two have…

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