יום רביעי, 14 באוקטובר 2009

New Sustainability STD Suggestion



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I think people of the world should develop a new sustainable standard or excise – Products prices will have to contain the cost of recycling\after use treatment.
The cost will be calculated according to the recycling expense divided by the life span \ expectancy of the product.
For example the kind of umbrellas I get every time I fill the car's feul tank.
This kind that lasts 3 weeks maximum. it will cost so much as to make it unprofitable to produce\import.
Or the computer I'm writing on, if there will be a new one (say Intel 'Octacore' Pentium 92700 or what ever),
It will cost twice to replace, and I will think twice before I scrap the perfectly good one I'm using now.
This can change the market because it may be economical to go back to fixing things instead of replacing.
Climate change is happening because we are extracting too much and waste too much, back tracking it needs change of behavior.
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2 comments:

Michal אמר/ה...

Did you see the movie "Robots"? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358082/)
It's seemingly for kids, but it actually discusses exactly what you discuss. The former, enlightened leader, cared for people's welfare, while the new one only cares for money and profits.
The new ones stops the production lines of spare parts, so that people won't have any choice but to buy upgrades. The poor who don't have the money become "expired" and are recycled...

I love the way the socialist is portrayed as the good, and the capitalist as the bad. But I'm afraid our capitalist world will not support your goal.

עמית הרפז אמר/ה...

"I fear tomorrow I'll be crying" -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN2oaBPhvOM
But i'm certain it will be lovely and every body will be comfortable, happy, and conserving the earth.
Green Red cooperation is bound to come soon because it's so good.

from the the moment of our birth our end is obvious, so travel happy. The optimists enjoy the road while pessimist only joyful moment is when they say I've told you so.