Thursday, October 7, 2010

Everything I've ever owned

I'm seeing more and more of these on my daily ride.Obsolete, unloved,unwanted, awaiting council collection. Spreading across the suburbs like a contagious sickness.It got me thinking about the oil spill in Louisiana and how indignant I felt about that.But what about all of these old CRT'flat' screens.Must be a couple of million in Australia, at least.Sure, they'll be recycled into plastic flower pots but eventually they're all going to the same hole in the ground. And what about all of the other oil based stuff I've owned in my lifetime? It's all still out there somewhere,slowly degrading into  toxic sludge over the next 1000 years or so. This cycling thing gives me a warm glow of self satisfaction but is it really enough?