Recycling is like a gateway drug, Glencross told me. Once you understand the process of recycling - and how much energy and pollution are created in recycling materials -you start reducing and reusing more; recycling is the third step in a whole series. "Recycling is just diverting waste. It's the lesser of two evils,"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.