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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Be frugal to be green V

Last post in this series Kitchen Linker highlighted one extreme version of being frugal to be green, known as freeganism.

Another (of several) way of being frugal to be green is to turn an economist's eye on the problem. Sometimes the results are counterintuitive, e.g., when recycling uses more resources than it saves.

In this kitchen we want to be actually green, as opposed to just going through the motions. To be sure we are meeting this goal, an analytic component is necessary.

What Kitchen Linker really wants is to take the best of freegan philosophy and economic analysis -- and mash them together into something yummy!

1 comment:

Mungowitz said...

Well put, well put indeed!

I compost. We have two teenage boys, and we get a lot of paper products and food scraps.

Composting is easy, and it produces some extremely high quality free fertilizer.

No one has to tell me to do this, and I find that my tomatoes LOVE the compost. They grow fast and lucious. Yum!

On the other hand, trying to recycle things that really are garbage....why? It does no good, and it wastes resources.