We need to make a transition to low impact lives. This doesn’t mean ‘eating lettuce in caves’. Our vision of a low impact world is one with cleaner air, more fertile soil, fewer deaths and injuries from traffic accidents.
We can develop technologies that work with nature rather than exploit and degrade the environment.
Would these products reach the market if they were invented today?
- Cars that only travel 18mpg?
- Detergents that damage bio-diversity?
- Single-use (misleadingly called disposable) nappies?
Would we send superabsorbent polymers (SAPS) in single-use nappies to landfill when we know they take 100s of years to break down?