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#Dow plastered #Singapore with ads for a sneaker #recycling program, promising to turn shoes into playground tracks. But the shoes it collected in "recycling" bins got dumped illegally in #Indonesia. This isn't strange: it's how nearly *all* plastic recycling *always* worked. 1/ A woman kneeling to tie her running shoe. She stands on a ba
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Plastic recycling's origin story starts in 1973, when #Exxon's scientists concluded that plastic recycling would never, ever be cost-effective (#ExxonKnew about this, too). 3/
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@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 I'm other words, #Mattel corporation will, after 8 yrs, sell, as a successful, expdnding business, even more items, but each wrapped in 75% current environmentally catastrophic fossil-fuel-derived plastics. In short, @Mattel MIGHT do a little less wanton harm
@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 @Mattel This is how corporations trashing ecosystems, polluting & clogging, for millennia, oceans, soils, our bodies, with plastics, microplastics, toxic plastic breakdown products, cunningly deploy otherwise ethical organizations, institutions to do their marketing.
@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 @Mattel Let's not admire and praise ruthless, greedy, selfish companies, run by members of the #BillionaireClass, devastating environments, societies, whenever they issue, for PR purposes, proclamations of "green" proposals, not to stop, but slightly reduce the immense damage they do.
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(Thread) Indians protecting Swedes on #Swedengate . Indians promoting Ikea stores opening is a cause for great concern. If Indians are truly interested in being a green and sustainable community, education is key. It is very important for the communities inside India to know that
Ikea's claims of being a sustainable company are highly controversial.
1. Their actions do not meet their marketing jargon.
2. Before visiting the new store, understanding the Gruen effect of #consumerism will show you how you always end up buying what you do not want .
3. It is important to be mindful of how just like McDonalds is bad for physical health, Ikea is the McDonald of furniture world.
4. The brand’s website repeatedly says “zero waste”, but you will see the amount of unnecessary packaging they still use if you buy from #IKEAIndia.
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It's not surprising that the debate over digital rights is dominated by technologists - after all, spotting risks (and promises) of technology requires a technical understanding. 1/ The title card for the 'Wha...
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Likewise, it's not surprising that technologists are accused of #solutionism - they've got a hammer, and they're gonna look for nails. The problem with this critique is that not every tech intervention is solutionism. 3/
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A THREAD about neoliberalism & corporate propaganda.

For forty years, neoliberal economic & political policies have profoundly shaped our present by introducing a form of hyper-deregulated hyper-free-market capitalism, with four main attributes:
1 Shrinking the role of the state;

2 Centrality of the market to enable the buying & selling of goods & services & drive economic growth

3 Risk is a central organising concept;

4 Collective responsibility replaced with a competitive individualism driven by self-responsibility.
A corporation is basically a large company or group of companies authorised to act as a single entity & recognized as such in law: a legal entity distinct from its owners, which enjoys most of the rights & responsibilities that individuals possess.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/29/2020…
Direct visualization of quantum dots reveals shape of quantum wave function…

#quantum #wave #visualization
Multiple wheat genomes reveal global variation in modern breeding | Nature…

#variation #genetic #wheat #breeding
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90 Days #NoticePeriod impact on #Consumerism & Agility of Financial Ecosystem.
2 years back 3 people moved to my paying guest accommodation from UAE successively in the period of 6 months. One of them holds 12 years of experience in UAE. Due to (#Jobs #Recruiting #hr #hiring) Image
economic downturn and various policy changes, he decided to move back to India. It took him a couple of months to look for a job in India because he lacks demographic experience. Soon after securing a job, he applied for a credit card. In a month he took
a 2nd hand car on EMI and planning to move to a private accommodation 1 BHK. By third month there was some distress in his employment. It affected his personal life too due to the EMI that he have taken.
The other two follow the same fast moving pattern of
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#COVID19 has opened a window for transformative change in #foodystems:
"COVID has provided an opportunity for socio-economic transition. We should not be looking to 'go back to normal' but taking this opportunity to restart-to decide on and put into place ways we can improve...
...the #sustainability of our lifestyle, including but not limited to, reducing #greenhouse #emissions, ways to adapt to the inevitability of #climatechange and ways to transform our #economy from #growth, #consumerism and reliance on overseas products to an economy...
...with increased domestic manufacturing of essential products, and #sustainableagriculture, to support a #healthy #egalitarian, not polarised, society. Why not pursue the dream? #Marketgardening used to be a part of our society and often when I was a child in #Sydney we would...
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நீங்கள் சின்ன வயதில் பயன்படுத்திய ஹீரோ பேனாக்கள் எங்கே போனது என்று எப்போதேனும் யோசித்திருக்கிறீர்களா?
எத்தனை அழகான நீடித்து உழைக்கும் பேனாக்கள் அவை!
எனினும் ஏன் அவைகளை நாம் இப்போது கடைகளில் காணமுடியவில்லை?
உங்கள் சட்டைப்பையில் இருக்கும் பேனாவை உங்களால்
மாற்ற முடிந்தால், அது புவிவெப்பமயமாதலை பேனாவின் முனையளவுக்கேனும் குறைக்ககூடியது என்பது உங்களுக்குத் தெரியுமா?
இந்த புவியின் சூழலுக்கு நீங்கள் ஏதேனும் செய்ய விரும்புகிறீர்களா?
ஆம் எனில் இந்தத் தொடர் உங்களுக்கானது.
உற்பத்தி மற்றும் நுகர்வின் தாக்கங்களைக் #குறைவே_நிறைவு என்ற இந்தக்
காணொளித் தொடரின் மூலம் அறிந்துகொள்ளுங்கள்.
உங்கள் கருத்துக்களையும் எங்களுக்குத் தெரியப்படுத்துங்கள்.

#consumerism #poovulaginnambargal
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#Designer's contribution to #EconomicDevelopment. Planned Obsolescence #Documentary. Planned #Obsolescence Responsible for lakhs of #Jobs, circulating the #currency and running the #economy.
Long ago I watched a documentary that talks about
the relation between #Design #Obsolescence, Design Dissonance, #Consumerism, #Jobs and #Economy. It have a popular example about #Refrigerators that are being sold in #Germany with 20 years of guarantee contract, but in turn the #Factories run out of #sales and #innovation.
Undoubtedly as long the Refrigerator is running properly there is no actual need to purchase a refrigerator with improvements unless the improvements are considerably apart. I forgot to note down the name of the Documentary thought. Let me know if anyone come across that
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Never miss the birthday of your favorite philosopher again.

Order your 2019 @EthicsInBricks calendar now online for 15,99 euro (excl. shipping).

More info:

#capitalism #consumerism #consumersociety #youarewhatyoubuy Image
"The reification which occurs in [making a calendar] is of course related to the thought which preceded it, but what actually makes the thought a reality [...] is workmanship"
- Hannah Arendt (The Human Condition, p. 169)

More info about the calendar: . Image
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