Friday, 11 September 2015

Rule #118: Product disposal

 It's time to become aware of the true cost of producing and acquiring products. No more of this "It's on sale, I want it, I get it. Even if I'm going to get bored and throw it out in a month" mentality. As Lorena Bobbitt had enough of the physical abuse, so have I had enough of the environmental abuse. And as Lorena chopped off the penis of her abuser (John Wayne), we too shall lop off the penis of our abuser (mindless consumption). I'm talking about everything from those stupid toys you get at restaurants to shut your kid up, to the 80,000 inch tv. Impulse purchases made because we can afford it.
But can we afford it? This product that you so thoughtlessly
remanded to your custody has many hidden costs. What's your disposal plan when you get bored of it? What is it made of? Are you just going to dump it in our landfill when it's days are done?
That's right. OUR landfill. It's not your personal dumping ground for all your unwanted crap. Every time we dump anything in the garbage, we affect everyone else on the planet. In the New World we're going to have a whole new attitude about this type of thing. We will be a thoughtful, well informed, green conscious society. How will we achieve such a heightened awareness? Rule #1, of course. Rule #1 will ensure we are populating the new world with a responsible, forward thinking population. We will consider our fellow man and environment in all decisions. Unlike the short sighted, selfish brood we have created.
Every product purchased needs to have a life plan. The manufacturer must consider how to put that product to rest at the end of it's days and inform the consumer of said plan with all associated costs. Those costs have to be figured into the cost at the time of production and sale.


In the new world, all products produced will be required to come with a pre paid world exit strategy.

AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!

7 comments:

  1. Everything I throw in the garbage goes in ONE bag...just seems way easier !

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    1. You're lucky you are who you are. Otherwise, denied access to the new world. But I will change your ways.

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  2. What is the exit strategy of lets say an impulsive buy of a swim tub that would probably take up quite a bit of landfill.

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  3. What is the exit strategy of lets say an impulsive buy of a swim tub that would probably take up quite a bit of landfill.

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    1. I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe those are biodegradable. You just release them to the ocean.

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  4. We should start sending our land fill to far away planets, on solar powered, biodegradable missiles

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    1. Awesome! Green war. I love it! I'll get the "new world" war strategists working the technology immediately!

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