Tuesday, March 29, 2011

few things in our home made from oil

Aspirin, sticky tape, trainer shoes, lycra socks, glue, paints, varnish, foam mattresses, carpets, nylon, polyester, CDs, DVDs, plastic bottles, contact lenses, hair gel, brushes, toothbrushes, rubber gloves, washing up bowls, electric sockets, plugs, shoe polish, furniture wax, computers, printers, candles, bags, coats, bubble wrap, bicycle pumps, fruit juice containers, credit cards, PVC windows, lipstick... and that is just some of the things made directly from oil, not those that needed fossil fuels and the energy they consume in their manufacture (which is pretty much everything).

Rob Hopkins, (2008) The Transition Handbook, From Oil Dependency To Local Resilience; Green Books Ltd.

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