It is never cool to “dump” chemicals down the drain…
“Think globally, act locally”
How many DuPont’s or Monsanto’s have said “hell, it came outta the ground
didn’t it, lets just dump it back in.”
The metals we use have small impurities called heavy metals, some still
have cadmium in the solders, especially old stocks of solder.
These contaminate at extremely low levels. Parts per billion!!!
They are called “persistent” cause they hang around in the ground and in
We have more environmentally friendly ways of disposing of waste.
I say “more” because even our land fills are not really as well designed
and installed as they can and should be
Think about it, kitty litter just absorbs the waste…it does very little
to nothing to neutralise the contaminants.
When we neutralise an acid or alkali all we are doing is adjusting the ph
of the chemical…cool thing to do but it doesn’t not necessarily make
This is a really important topic for discussion, every suggestion is
fantastically important to us now and to future generations.
If we don’t educate ourselves, we will do the “Roman” thing… only the
wealthy could afford to use those high class bright red ceramic cups and
plates…oh, yeah that is a low fired lead glaze… guess
who got all the benefits of lead poisoning…
Never take what anyone else(including me, of course) says as “gospel” , do
the research… open a search engine and read about these things. This is
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