Trash to Treasure: Making Rehabilitation a Celebration and Cultivating the Authentic Wholeness of Upcycling

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Making Rehabilitation a Celebration and
Cultivating the Authentic Wholeness of Upclycling

Greetings to all of you!

After months and months now I have now come to the moment of making my Schumacher College MSc dissertation publicly available online. I added an acknowledgements section and fixed up some of the captions in April of this year 2013. Please click on the Trash to Treasure Logo above or HERE to view or download the pdf.

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Joseph Stodgel – The Appreciation of Plastic on PDF

Appreciating Plastic

In this piece I consider the origins and common destinations of the many plastics that we use and throw away from day to day in our communities. Possible alternatives are discussed wherein that which is labeled as waste is turned into something of lasting value, practicality and aesthetics, in the place of the environmentally costly and resilience leeching usual practice.

I wrote this paper whilst studying with Jonathan Dawson, former president of the Global Ecovillage Network, at the Findhorn Foundation as part of a semester abroad with the Living Routes organization based in Massachusetts.

Download HERE

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