Waste banks are a novel concept for addressing Indonesian waste problems. Instead of burning their waste or throwing it into rivers, communities establish a place for villagers to deposit their waste. We visit two local waste banks to see the impact they are having on the local community.
Microplastics are a common form of plastic, often overlooked literally and figuratively, that are less than 1mm in size. A popular type of micro plastics are microbeads. Common in facial scrubs, toothpaste, and other toiletries microbes are too small to be caught by waste water treatment plants. Inevitably they end up in our waterways and into […]
AFTER A MORNING SURF AND A QUICK TAILGATE LUNCH OF QUESADILLAS IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE TOFINO BOTANICAL GARDENS, WE HEADED OVER TO PETE CLARKSON’S HOME-STUDIO TO SEE HIS WORK, AND UNVEIL COMMISSION ART PIECE THAT HE MADE FOR MELT COLLECTIVE Welcome to the Washed Up Workshop Marine-debris mastermind Pete Clarkson tells us about […]
Garbage is gross. No surprise there. It’s also, for our purposes, incredibly useful. So at the end of August, three of us spent a couple hours sorting through 5 big blue bins of recyclables, and recorded the results. This was intended to be a preliminary audit, just to see what sort of plastic materials we […]