Re: Behave by interest.
2017-01-08 22:45:36 UTC
I think your approach is positive Anne-Sophie, and necessary, but suggest the further benefit can only come by evidencing the change, and gaining recognition of that by seeing both the media and political managers acknowledge the benefits. Marketing the benefits of action to see more sustainable ways in our community, in our society, deliver benefit to all.
What we have in most of the world presently to dominance of a market system, where not all costs are accounted for. Those that are least able to respond are simply labelled losers. We have to take our society beyond this culture, to see our species survive. We have to identify the benefits of greater vibrancy and well being in our world. The market doesn't have sole say over that.
Re: Reducing Contamination in Recycling bins
2015-02-24 17:27:20 UTC
The goal of seeing more material recycled is a real money saver as our populations grow and scales of urban development intensify. How much is it saving? Having this information out there might promote greater value and alignment of interests. We need greater invitation for collaborative action to reduce waste and contribute positively to the value of a cleaner living space.
We have to recycle, and encourage reuse, or the mountains of consumer fallout will simply grow and never be climbed. There will be a day when there is no more room for waste. Should ensuring this doesnt happen be the primary driver for seeing opportunities to change technology, to modernise our recycling and reuse of valuable materials grow. Or should we just see the common sense of more efficient use of all our resources? How far apart are the connections for stronger alignment of recycling activity? Is the value of reused material strong enough to drag more in?
At a community level, interest in seeing products reused is out there and happening, via Vinnies, the Salvos and a few others. Very positive about the volumes of older domestic products given for reuse. It does encourage a different consumer pattern than that being sold by our marketers. At the same time, much is also dumped that is not re-usable. Is there too much in the world today? Has marketing outdone itself in growing a culture that is not sustainable? This instead of relying on historic manufacturing and community consumption patterns that congest every clean up method we have, perhaps we do need to consume less.
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