Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Recycling/compost and #15 Existentialism

Now Wednesday is our regular waste collection day at home (in Ealing) and often by 9:00 a.m. both our recycling  and refuse have been collected. Of late we put out a half full green box (papers, tins  Tetra boxes and bottles) each week and a black plastic bag every 2 weeks or so, I'm mystified by other households that regularly put out several bags - what are they up to?
Ealing council have started an annual charge for removal of green rubbish (garden stuff) which seems counter-productive to me as I would think it is something a council should do. Admittedly we're not affected as if we have too much biodegradable waste at home (small plastic com-poster) then I take it to the allotment. Compost is the ultimate recycling solution - getting something good with no input bu waste - please do it if you can otherwise separate as much recyclable stuff as you can for the services to take away.

Now a good one - Number 15 Existentialism

As we mentioned the other day there's a school of thought that considers life 'absurd' - existentialism is posited as the method we might choose to deal with this life.
If you go along this route you will probably need a big overcoat and a sombre expression.
Big names include Kierkegaard (1813-55), Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Heidegger  who is a more recent figure who died  in 1976.
Take a look at the 10 minute video below on the subject.