Re: film ecology

From: db (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 04 2006 - 17:56:45 PST

On Mar 3, 2006, at 10:34 AM, David Tetzlaff wrote:

> Your notion that film is somehow more earth friendly than digital
> strikes
> me as extremely niave. How do you think they get the silver? Have
> you ever
> been in the same room with a film processing machine? The chemicals
> could
> not be more toxic.

But, if you factor in scale, I wonder which introduces more toxic
elements into the environment? Plus there are issues like water usage
in the making of chips, the power required to produce aluminum, etc.

> The throwaway nature of digital tools may be evil, but the actual
> production of digital work vs. film is far more environmentally
> benign.

While I agree that the actual production might be more
environmentally benign, I seriously question--again, based on scale--
that the technological detritus is more benign.

But, rather than nitpick, I offer an alternative to the landfill:


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