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Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen - Recombinant Records

Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen - Recombinant Records
This cartoon is heavily influenced by the books Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins (1999) and Mid-Course Correction - Ray Anderson (1998). It is also in the same vein as the flash animation "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, which I watched when I was about 90% of the way through the drawing process. Back to post / website. View/add comments for this article.Part of Nature by Stuart McMillen. September 2009. We think it's fine to throw waste "away", but there is no such place on this planet.

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