What do you think of the need for a Circular Economy?
“…Why are there still so few products that support a circular economy? It’s because consumers don’t dictate what happens in the economy. Here’s what we’re up against: First, power in the capitalist economy rests on ownership and control of the means of production, not with the consumer. Second, what is consumed depends largely on what is produced. The entire advertising industry exists to sell people products they didn’t know they needed. Third, the enormous surveillance system in the private sector, enabled by social media and technology, is leveraged as a means of manipulating consumers.
All of this suggests that we have to change our economic system to have any chance of averting environmental devastation. It is up to us (me and you) to stop exposing ourselves to hundreds of advertisements every day. To refuse to be manipulated by our consumer society B.S. that tells us our value as a person depends on how much stuff we buy…”
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— Sustainable Engineering: “Active Practice”
— UN SD Goals:8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth”, 9 “Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure”, 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities”, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production”, 13 “Climate Action”, 14″ Life Below Water”, 15 “Life on Land”, 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”;
—Fundamental Human Need for “Subsistence”, ”Protection”, “Understanding and Meaning”, “Participation”, “Identity” and “Creation”
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