Thanks! Many interesting open access books at the link - now bookmarked.
I beg to differ.
This is a mischaracterization of the definition of waste.
The author(s) of Wastiary… could use some imagination and a zoom-out of timescale.
Of these things:
A for Architecture of ruins
B for Bomb ecologies
C for Capitalism (plastic)
D for Data waste
E for Excrement
F for Fire
G for Ground up
H for Hairs
I for Identity
1 for 1%
2 for HS2
3 for From 3rd world to included 3rds
4&6 for 4th Industrial Revolution and 6th extinction
5 for 5G
… some are not waste at all. They are technical nutrients and many have closed loops already. Some can be composted. Yea verily even hair. Even excrement from hog farms, if not sluiced into massive anaerobic lagoons at scale, can be composted.
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