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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Troubles with sustainability

After I wrote a post, in which I was wondering how to treat supporters you don't agree with, my friend asked me what was my point.
Admittedly, a mishmash of personal experience, anime and teen criticism may fail to deliver the message, thus, lets have a second try with focus on ecology.
Before we continue, allow me to inform you that I was educated in environmental technology, therefore I should posses better understanding in this area than majority of population. Furthermore, I have been working for more than 10 years in plastic industry, which makes me (or should make me) a public enemy number one.
The fact that I  (and my colleagues) are still alive indicates how poorly understood and analyzed is the situation around plastics. The business is blooming and nobody fears the future. Shocking number of my coworkers omit the preparation of plan B. Most of them have no gun for the case a wild crowd would like to lynch them.
Just kidding!
Or not. When observing the green activists one has to admit that unpredictable reasoning is their strongest weapon. It puts me often into an awe how greatly may their conclusions differ from conclusions of mine.
I hope nobody would doubt my position. I am greener than the greenest alien you ever met. I hate overproduction of plastics, deforestation, pollution,  and humans in general. Er, the last one deals with human impact on ecosystem, of course.
Yet I dislike green activists and green ideas as well. 
To put it in blunt American way: sustainability is bullshit.
 After you push your popped-out eyes back to the skull, allow me to explain.
Naive masses may think (properly indoctrinated by industry propaganda) how great effort was put in reducing consumption of virgin plastics by recycling. People sort their waste out with great satisfaction.
Mission accomplished  they think when throwing PET bottles in yellow dedicated container.

Just a moment...

Please, do yourself a favor and examine content of those containers. What god-like magic would transform such smelly and hideous garbage into a nice, clean, and fresh products? We do not posses such powers yet. We are not able to travel to the stars and we are not able to process properly any communal plastic waste. 
Actually, the PET bottles are the better part. But even though, have you ever seen your near supermarket over-flooded with beverages, while asking yourself why is there so many of them?
In Europe, most of us have access to fresh water from pipelines. If you don't know how to make soda, just consult the internet; the same goes for making flavored lemonade. If you need water to drink, just consult your nearest water tap.
And if half-naked beauties from commercial ads make you believe that your existence will become healthier, more energetic and cooler after consuming bottled beverage, then do not hesitate and consult your psychiatrist. 

 Sustainability is a myth, a green pacifier for disturbed masses and good opportunity to win some money thanks to green subventions. 

It is like breaking someone's leg and then apologize.
Hence, an example of how to support useful agenda in a wrong way.
If you care for living environment, just stop breaking legs - er, I mean, stop buying plastic products excessively. You can have them, for sure, just stop throwing them away.
Learn how to save your money thanks to ecology.  

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