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#21 scoobydoozie

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

Hmmmmm.... Had a thought as I stomped an aluminum can for recycling.... I would think that the pottery is an "everlasting" product that encourages less waste/recycling/energy spent on recycling and therefore is pretty much a wash in carbon footprint overall.......

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

Hmmmmm.... Had a thought as I stomped an aluminum can for recycling.... I would think that the pottery is an "everlasting" product that encourages less waste/recycling/energy spent on recycling and therefore is pretty much a wash in carbon footprint overall.......


http://sustainabilit...ecyclecosts.pdf

http://alumni.stanfo...rticle_id=28765

http://www.carbon-cl..._assessment.pdf

http://www.genexe.co...s-plastic-cups/

http://www.pbs.org/w...up-contest.html

http://greenresearch...ney-and-energy/

http://sierraclub.ty...0/10/index.html

http://www.guardian....arbonfootprints

http://articles.chic...tic-polystyrene

http://www.treehugge...sable-cups.html

http://greenanswers....ngs-cold-or-hot

http://au225.blogspo...ramic-mugs.html

http://www.grinningp...ups-article.htm



This is why figuring out what it really "Green" is not as easy as you might think. "Birth to death" energy and environmental impacts get very complicated.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:09 AM

Fascinating (and sometimes mind boggling, lol) articles, John! Thanks so much! Posted Image

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

I think Education is the perfect place for this well thought out synopsis. To expand on it may be going outside of the education in ceramics in some minds. But in my mind there is nothing outside of the realms of art. Any topic can be addressed. Love to hear move on this and with numbers that show the stats on a particular firing compared to a particular behavior that many of us undertake such as a flight or the fuel used if we commute 5-10 miles in a car compared to firing a kiln to cone 04, 6 or 10.

Food for thought John, Thanks



Environment vs. ceramics should have its own category. The subject matter gets off track for ceramic education. Consider starting another category to educate potters on environmental impacts.....think about it.

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