Green, and profitable: A world without waste

Helping to solve the economic problems of jobs and profits

There is no need to climb Everest for adventure.

The real Everests for everyone are how we can all survive without wrecking our children's future through making worse climate change, greenhouse gases, loss of essential resources of water, food, energy and raw materials, and increasing pollution and its associated diseases.

Biofuels have the problems that they are going to need fertilisers - and our major fertilisers come from - guess what - petrochemicals.

The great challenge for everyone is how to cut Waste. See the monthly Waste-Watch series below in the Bonzer e-magazine, and Life Style.

and still have Quality of Life, jobs and profits for businesses.

There are many chances for profitable businesses in the fields of solar, wind and hydro-energy, in preventing waste, salvage, re-use and renovation, and making durable, mendable products.

There are many jobs needed - if all the jobs that are needed were being done, even in high unemployment areas, there would be no unemployment.   The big innovatioins needed are how to pay for many of them.

There are many changes we can all make in our wasteful way of life - and enjoy living Non-Waste.   It will be healthier, with more useful exercise, and exercise for the brains too.

Governments can plan for No-Waste futures, in all their infrastructure and in using taxation measures.

Children can have better quality of life.   There are many innovations they can enjoy taking part in and reading about.   For example, Captain Green.

Books include Mary E White's illustrated book, that everyone should read, and children should look at. After  the Greening: The Browning of Australia. Kangaroo Press, ISBN   0-86417-585-X,   1994.3 Whitehall Road, Kenthurst NSW 2156. PO box 6125, Dural Delivery Centre NSW 2158 This is the Australian complement to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.

Websites of organizations in Australia include:

The Sustainable Living Foundation   -

The Conservation Foundation -

Friends of the Earth

Sustainable Population Australia -

The Alternative Technology Association   -

The Public Transport Users Association -

Watermark, project of the Victorian Women's Trust

The wilderness society

Earth garden - - about alternatives in life-style

And see The Global Ideas Bank for more ideas and working projects. http://www.globalideasbank - wastenothing

1. Introduction to Waste-Watch – On Wasting nothing

2 Not wasting plastic bags Oct 2005. Waste-Watch at

3 Waste Nothing at Christmas – Nov 2005 Waste Watch at

4. Waste no pleasures – December 2005 -  Waste-Watch at

5. Keep your cool without waste -

6. Washing machines alternatives. March06

7 Waste no food

8. Ends for Odds

9. No waste of petrol/gasoline

10. Waste no trees,paper. July&October

12.Waste no exercise Nov 2006 - This is worth having in full.

13. No waste at Christmas 2006 – Enjoy every minute!

14 Science in the home. Experiments in wasting nothing - Feb 2007 -

15. Waste no brains – April 2007

16 Waste no carbon emissions, May 2007 -

17. No Waste Fashions, June 2007

18. Waste no money.July 2007

19.Waste no abilities August 2007

20.Waste no Animals .September 2007 -

21. Nineteen Re-use and Recycling Tips Nov 2007 -

22.Christmas Gifts and Thrift December 2007 -

23 Index of Waste Nothing  book Feb2008-

24 Waste no Lawns March 2008 -

25. Waste no wood April 2008 -

26. Waste no pleasures May 2008 -

27 Waste no history, June 2008

28 Sewage No Waste, July 2008,

29 Waste no kitchen scraps August 2008:

30 Waste no furniture Sept.2008.

31 Waste of Growth October2008.

32 Waste  Living in Times of Unprecedented change. November.doc

33. No waste of effort  December 2008.

34 No waste of yourself March 2009.

34. Wasteful products and customer power.  May 2009.

35 Waste no time. July 2009.

37. Waste no spelling and learning time. August 2009

38. No Waste of learners. Sept 2009

39. No Waste of the elderly. October 2009

40. No Waste of babies. November 2009

41 No Waste of the Past. December 2009

42 Waste nothing new. Feb 2010

43 Waste no waste March

44 War as waste April

45 Waste of fish May

and so on to 2011 and today's article