Preservation dates back millennia. Early humans learned that by dehydrating their meat — a form of curing — it lasted far longer than normal. Nowadays, refrigerators have removed the need of curing, but that doesn’t mean preservation has lost its use.
When I signed myself up to write a piece on mortality and the afterlife, I had all these ideas running through my mind and I was excited to write something witty and exceptionally non-expert on the subject.
Any avid declutterer or op shopper (guilty as charged) will relate to the immense satisfaction of taking your unwanted clothes to your local op shop for them to resell and donate to their charity of choice.
This year, I decided to try out Plastic Free July. In all honesty, I thought it would be an easy initiative to participate in whilst I was stuck inside at home, but in reality, it turned out to be a brilliant time to tackle the ingrained, unsustainable habits in my household that would have otherwise gone unchallenged.
In the stanza of Erykah Badu’s 1997 soul-filled song ‘On & On’ she writes, “you rush into destruction ’cause you don’t have nothing left’,” signalling the human desire for constant exploitation of resources.