They still don’t get it …! 3 Replies Very interesting article but they never consider consuming less in the first place? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/27/recycling-unprofitable-oil-china-dollar 00
This is the problem Mike. While businesses are busy enticing consumers to consume more and more, consumers are not too concerned about how much waste they produce, as long as the bins are provided and these collected regularly. The question of shared responsibility in consumption and waste production does not appear to arise.
OK Ven, yes I agree. So, in a nutshell, we cannot do anything about business as usual. Hyper consuming will continue until there is nothing left to buy. Ordinary folk mostly do not connect their own daily activities with the state of the planet (it’s everyone else doing it not me!). Rubbish will continue to accumulate until enough people wake up and ask the question “why is not possible to go swimming anywhere without being overwhelmed by garbage?”. I guess we have to wait for a ‘tipping point’? 🙂
The problem of society in these modern times is the complacency that is shown in almost every situations, and the inaction that has become ingrained in people concerning matters that do not affect their wallets. If the tipping point is almost there, it is because of this lack of concern for the future. The majority of us live too much in the present.