Beyond the Three Rs

Beyond the Three Rs

By Sarah Wilson We’re all familiar with the three Rs associated with waste:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  But there are more “Rs” that we can adopt to help us achieve a zero-waste, sustainable lifestyle.     According to The World Counts, humans produce more than 2 billion tons of waste every year. Annie Leonard, creator of the animated 2007 film “The Story of…

What’s My T-shirt Have to do With it?

By: Leo Wiegman “Cradle to grave designs dominate modern manufacturing” architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart,(2002) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. www.mbdc.com T-shirts are arguably the most popular and common clothing item on Planet Earth. Life cycle assessment—often abbreviated as LCA and also termed “life cycle analysis,” “cradle to grave,” or “material flow analysis”—is the…

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