It will be a Herculean task to change entire economic systems, much more daunting than cutting emissions. Emissions are only part of the problem. We are ignoring all the other impact categories that throw the balance just as much out of whack and we are pretending that emissions are our biggest concern. By choosing this egregiously narrow perspective and cranky approach to the problem, we add another layer of complexity and make the problem essentially unsolvable. Admittedly, decoupling the welfare state from productivity is a bold idea, but it is the right decision to make for the long term.
Regardless of fashion, I was frustrated by how destructive we are in discussions about sustainability. Instead of presenting holistic solutions, the common tenor is: Reduce. So less flying, less buying clothes and feeling bad about
The core area of my work is Life Cycle Assessment along the supply chain up to the end-of-life. […]
IN THE SHADOW OF THE PANDEMIC, THERE MAY BE AN EVEN GREATER THREAT LURKING FOR THE FMCG INDUSTRY AND THUS ALSO FOR THE LABEL AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY