thinking vaguely about hydrocarbon landscapes — popping up again after considering Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology by Antti Salminen & Tere Vadén and Petro-subjectivity: De-industrializing our sense of self
A small snippet here of trying to monetise plastic. An economic method but it does tackle the issue of value: http://plasticbank.org/ How does it work? The organization sets up special repurposing centers in countries where there’s an abundance of both plastic waste and poverty. Locals then trade in recyclable plastic — harvested from land, waterways …
Thrown casually over discarded brush, this knot of bailer twine was on land where every skerrick of vegetation had been cleared for grazing — right down to the fenceline on Lake Clifton.