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2011 August

Composting plastic: Sustainability and Climate Change (2)

I am confused by corn-plastic, compostable plastic cups. If you take one of these cups and put it in your compost heap, well, it doesn’t compost. If you think about plastics and plastic making, then you’re not really sure what it might compost into. So you call and ask about this, and they say they were designed for commercial composting facilities, which operate at high temperature in carefully controlled environments.

RickyRood, • 5:33 AM GMT on August 29, 2011

Climate, compost, and those plastic cups: Sustainability (1)

Start of a series on Sustainability and Climate Change. This will focus on the relation between the actions of individuals at the local level, global consequences, and, if lucky, will also touch on ethics in a useful way. This entry starts at the county fair.

RickyRood, • 5:38 PM GMT on August 14, 2011

Is this year what we can expect?

In recent weeks a question I have been asked more and more often, “is this year, the last couple of years, like what we can expect in the future?” The question is often asked quietly, perhaps by a planner, say, someone worried about water in their city.

RickyRood, • 6:38 PM GMT on August 03, 2011