Friday, August 14, 2009

Guerrilla Recycling

Maybe it is time to rethink recycling, a whole alternative paradigm. Of course, as the DC Office of Recycling says: Rethink. Reduce. Reuse... And then Recycle. But what about alternative forms of recycling? What would guerrilla recycling be? Well, guerrillas are irregular forces fighting some conservative state force. Would this be recycling items where you are not the intended recycler? Such as at the House office buildings? At the same time, we don't want to provide a disincentive to pioneering recycling programs. What about exposing businesses that use bioplastics but don't have any plans to recycle these materials? Does the "sustainable" Sweet Green restaurant compost its bioplastics? What about pressuring the DC or other governments to expand recycling? Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Guerrilla actions are often a part of a larger campaign. They can have a propaganda value, highlight the importance of an issue (propaganda of the deed); they can illustrate methods and possibilities to the general population to inspire a mass movement (the foco theory); or they can support larger regular (recycling) actions, such as the original guerrillas in French-occupied Spain. The latter is not in opposition to, but in support of, a state force.