e-Waste & built-in obsolescence

We live in an age where everything is disposable, but what happens to our e-waste? These days, nothing is built to last – in fact, the opposite is true. Obsolescence is now part of product design. THIS needs to change. ASAP. The video above is about America’s exports to China, but there are many about …

Trash Town Egypt

I watched this RT documentary about Egypt’s “Trash Town”, Zabbaleen, the other night. It gave a fascinating look into the lives of people who collect and make a living off trash in Egypt. Check it out! In case you don’t know, there is an Egyptian Arabic version of my book available on africanstorybook.org – just …

The complex truth behind your purchase

  Everything you buy has a story. Someone designed it, someone made it, someone sold it, someone dismantled it or buried it. The truth is that many of the products sold in the West, consumed like it has no value, has left an environmental stain on its original birthplace. Manufacturing Indonesia Let’s take clothing. H&M, …