Do you think we are mislead by the consumer market to believe that by recycling our unwanted items or trash, "using hand blow-dryers" in public restrooms or by "going electronic" in all our daily affairs-as part of the Paper Reduction Act, that we are really "saving a tree, planting a tree, keeping our earth clean or preserving our wildlife"? How much control do "The People" really have over these aspects of living and survival?
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If more people used public transport then more people would have resistance to germs and viruses. I do however agree that the longer you can put off recycling something the better it is for the environment. I wrote a hub on ways of reusing newspaper
John, The problem is flu mutates as people develop immunity.
No, it just mutates, no connection to peoples immunity. BTW I had flu when I was about fourteen, it nearly killed me. I've never had flu since. Most of what is called flu these days is no more than the common cold
Also, you still need cars to go to the grocery store, soccer practice, church. We can reduce gasoline use--but I think we will find ways to use what we save.
Electric cars, hydrogen cars, steam cars(!) Bicycles. My ancestors used to walk four miles to church, and four miles home again - twice a day!
Thank you all. Love your comments.
And a very good point. Just one of many trickling examples. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing this. Indeed complicated answers-let alone complicated subject at hand here. I do agree that we are "separate" amongst ourselves. We now live in a "self" world more now than ever, heading in different directions.
Yes, and there is a positive side to this individuation. We can each, for ourselves, decide what is true and work to make the world a better place by being the change we want to see in the world.
Informative. Thank you for sharing.
Have you ever seen a paperless office? No I haven't either!
Based on the experience in my old office, I would say that the Internet has increased the amount of paper in the office. We had a guy who scanned a bunch of articles and then printed them out each day instead of reading them on the screen.
Thank you, informative.
Wow, a new way to look at it and it does make sense. Thank you for sharing this.
Local clean is good. But too often, a clean neighborhood is filling a dirty landfill.
Sid, I agree. Many environmental issues aimed at solving one problem, may create another that was not anticipated. Our new energy efficient light bulbs with mercury inside of them is one example. Less electricity use, bigger disposal problem created.
Yes, Larry, and a new solution follows. There are now even lower-energy LED light bulbs - no mercury, less electricity, fit into old sockets, and, in my opinion, better quality light.
Makes sense, there is always room for improvement. Gasoline has less emissions than it did five, 10 and 20 years ago--there are always better ways--just takes time, effort and money to find most of them.
You're right. But when it's well organized, the trash are just recycled and used for something else, like the park benches made of recycled plastic and wood refuse. We have Coca Cola right here. They do a good just recycling & reusing the refuse.
True and not to mention what it takes to build and build and build more offices, fast food places, shopping areas, large parking lots to accommodate us all and on and on and on.....doing more harm than we realize.