Maikel Kuijpers takes an archaeological perspective on the materials that shape our world
Materials like concrete, steel, plastic and fertiliser shape the world around us, but they’re also extremely polluting. If we want to build a more sustainable society, we can learn a lot from archeologists. How do we relate to these materials? And are there alternatives? Maikel Kuijpers is writing a series of articles on this topic for the Correspondent.
Read the articles:
- Introduction article
- Concrete is one of the most polluting materials in the world. Here’s how we can make it sustainable
- We can’t stop using steel. Here’s how we can make it the foundation of a new, sustainable iron age
- The most important invention of the 20th century keeps us alive but is killing the environment. The solution? Eat less meat
- Plastic is a brilliant material. But our relationship with it is trash
New articles in this series will be presented here. These articles are placed behind a paywall, but you may use this link together with the code materialen20 to get free access to the Correspondent for three months.