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About alex

British cartoonist and writer, living in the Basque Country, but based in New Zealand.

Aquaponics

Oscar experiments with aquaponics

Oscar experiments with aquaponics

Oscar shows Ed his aquaponic fish

Oscar shows Ed his aquaponic fish

These strips are based on a report I read on Treehugger, which has a more recent article here

…there is a huge amount of interest in combining hydroponics with fish farming for a mutually beneficial partnership. Most notably¬†Will Allen’s Growing Power team in Milwaukee have shown how aquaponics can produce a remarkable amount of high-quality protein and veggies on very limited urban land.

Biodegradable Baggage

Oscar and Ed discuss biodegradable bags

Oscar and Ed discuss biodegradable bags

Biodegradable bags, takeaway cups/containers and other disposable items are only really good for the planet when they are composted effectively. As Lucy Siegle reports in The Guardian:

These products are biodegradable or compostable, made by substituting the oil-based synthetic polymers that ordinarily go into plastics for natural crop or waste resources ranging from cellulose from wood pulp to sugarcane or even potato peelings. The theory goes that you can have your cake, eat it and toss both fork and plate away without a care in the world to be absorbed by grateful Mother Earth.

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