Household hazardous waste

This is a flyer from a recent conference on household waste, purporting to provide up-to-date information to small businesses etc. I would have been happier if a session on redesign for reuse were part of it.

The accompanying flyer shows how household chemical excesses are treated in the mainstream.

  1. Everything is characterized as waste
  2. E-waste, in the context of recent California legislation, takes for granted that computers are “waste”, or useless.
  3. There is no indication anywhere that any chemical could be useful or that the history, production, packaging or distribution of any household chemical could be altered so that they could be reused. The operative question, here and everywhere in the mainstream, is “how do I safely destroy or get rid of this?”