Are you suffering from some kind of “eco-anxiety“?
Having a hard time deciding if you can do something to reverse climate change? Did you join your teenage kids at a climate protest – recently?
I want to help, if I can….
Instead of suffering from eco-anxiety, I am searching out the stuff that is working to fix it!
There is a lot!
Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Re-volution. Re-manufacturing, Re-furbishment, Re-pair and Direct Re-use in the Circular Economy
This UN report, says the adoption of “value-retention processes” could slow down our digging up new raw material by 80-99% and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 79 to 99%.
“We are using the planet’s resources at a faster rate than the planet can replenish them. ” Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment said. “The report shows us how we can maintain economic growth and preserve our environment by changing our habits at the industrial level.”
Muck re-clamation, Waste Separation, Trash Trade, Emissions Capture……all have value…….someone needs what you don’t want – “value-retention process” – it will keep the economy moving and the amount of new material dug up will be much less.
And it works that way! It is working that way! The Circular Economy works. It is a Waste Rush and a Waste Re-think! The Big Boys have started!
Do you “take care” of any waste at the end of your production line?
DON’T DUMP your waste!
Say NO to Linear: Take, Make, Waste
SELL your waste !!
>>Go Circular – close-the-loop: Harvest, Make, Harvest again
We need to start planning the “value-retention process” into the life-cycle of everything we use, our products, our production systems, and our business plans. Even the financial guys want this.
This is difficult, may cause disruption, mind boggling for many and requires a BIG RE-THINK.
It’s really very exciting, though! And a positive eye opener, when you see your own way for your business.
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.R. Buckminster Fuller