We know we are a problem to the environment. We have made whatever we can and did our best to put an end to the pretty looking environment. If at all the polluted air can talk, crying ice can express, garbage seas can spit back; we are still at their Mercy. Our problem lies in the creations we made; it is in the DESIGN of anything that’s created so far. Products are not designed to be green, materials used are not nature friendly, and environment was never kept in mind when we designed anything for our needs. We were so busy blending with the industrial revolution and we ultimately didn’t give a thought about its after effects.
We are used to a particular lifestyle in which some non-degradable materials are a must to use in designing anything.
- Aren’t we used to cars? Though we know cars pollute and it got batteries that are extremely Toxic
- Aren’t we used to the packaging industry? We ask for one more plastic cover at supermarkets
- Aren’t we used to the formal corporate environment, where leather shoes and bags are must?
- Aren’t we used to computer, fancy mobile phones which uses more earth’s rare materials, tablets etc.,
We can keep pointing out…
We can never be 100 % Sustainable. Thanks to our lifestyle and comfort zone but we can change our lifestyle to an extent where we leave a lesser carbon foot print.
Solution to a lesser carbon foot print lies in the hands of Designers and mentality of people to adapt the change. For next couple of decades we can use partial eco-friendly products and slowly change to 100% sustainable ones. Even manufacturers need a timeline for making green innovations. 100 % eco-friendly products don’t happen over a midnight.
This generation needs to accept the change so the younger generation sees their parents and follow the same lifestyle. So let’s not mock at whatever green products available, they may be 50 % eco-friendly but let’s start using them and encourage the designers and manufactures to make a gradual change in the clean environment.
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