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The morning E-mail brings news of large scale three-d printing of houses. The work is accomplished using recycled materials. This story follows one a couple of days ago reporting a three-d printed rocket motor.
The two articles cause me to consider the worth and the future of every artifact I own. Greenest practice is to get the most use out of things that exist already. Ancient wisdom suggests that “new lamps for old” be taken with a grain of salt. However, I’m suddenly thinking about the scrap value of inventory that might be melted down for its metals and the possibility that synthetic textiles can be salvaged.
Inorganic processes now have a feed/excrete/recycle process that parallels that of living systems.
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