Thrown away

As you probably noticed already, the header that graces this blog is an outtake of this picture; the contents of a trash can after a meeting.

When I was looking for what to study, I visited several universities. On one of those, at the faculty of chemical engineering, one of the prospective students asked the professor
“Doesn’t the environmental damage caused by all the heaps of plastic produced by the chemical industry weigh on your conscience?”

“No,” the professor answered “it doesn’t. Because it is not a chemical engineering problem. It’s a behavioral problem. It’s the way society handles the beautiful things, created by the chemical industry. The material the cup you have in your hand is made to last for ¬†hundreds of years. Still, we have become accustomed to throwing it away.”

I’m not sure I completely agree with his point of view. He had a point, though. We have our own responsibilities too.


About Gooi Weg

Always travels with something on his head, and a camera in his pocket. Successful loser.
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