The idea of 'mottainai'—a Japanese approach to the concept of waste—could provide the west with a philosophical answer to environmental crises. Kevin Taylor, a graduate student in environmental philosophy from Southern Illinois University, explores this nuanced ethic of care and its deep roots in eastern ways of thinking.

Could mottainai — a Japanese approach to the concept of waste — provide the west with a philosophical answer to environmental crises?

Chances are you're keeping an old smartphone in a drawer right now. If you're not going to recycle it, why not put it to good use?

Chances are you& keeping an old smartphone in a drawer right now. If you& not going to recycle it, why not put it to good use?

Plastic seems inescapable but there are easy ways like quitting junk food, carrying your own cutlery and using up leftovers that will make a difference

Plastic free July: cutting down single use plastics is easier than it seems

Plastic seems inescapable but there are easy ways like quitting junk food, carrying your own cutlery and using up leftovers that will make a difference

Plastic seems inescapable but there are easy ways like quitting junk food, carrying your own cutlery and using up leftovers that will make a difference

Plastic free July: cutting down single use plastics is easier than it seems

Plastic seems inescapable but there are easy ways like quitting junk food, carrying your own cutlery and using up leftovers that will make a difference

Game changing plan for zero household waste - The City of Sydney Media Centre

Late Night program scoops another award for Surry Hills Library - The City of Sydney Media Centre

We asked, you answered: advice on reducing waste with jamjars, Bokashi bins, composting and backyard chickens

War on waste: readers share their top tips for reducing their environmental footprint

We asked, you answered: advice on reducing waste with jamjars, Bokashi bins, composting and backyard chickens

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Trash to treasure with Joost the waste-buster - Geography (5,9)

Trash to treasure with Joost the waste-buster - Geography

This is the story of what happens to discarded televisions, computers and mobile phones.

Each year millions of televisions, computers and mobile phones are recycled to recover precious metals and prevent e-waste going to landfill.


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