This is what Lidl, perhaps the biggest supermarket chain in Europe, gives to their customers for free, for their kids:
A plastic model of a plastic bottle and a plastic packaged chicken. But hey, they do not sell plastic bags anymore because that's bad for the environment. They have "eco" paper bags. This is, friends, the exact reason we are fucked. As long as we trade this for that, then we will replace a poop with a turd, and call it a stick, and move on. There is no sustainable business. There is no getting out of this mess with renewable energies. There is no "lets apply logic and reason". There is no "lets seek for political will".
We have to get our heads out of our trade-based asses and look at what this society is made of. Maybe we will realize that underneath all of these fancy words, laws, customs and traditions, beneath all of the social stratification, ideas of ownership, multiple currencies, beneath all that it is a simple society of trade that emerged some 10 or so thousands of years ago, and we drag that into the present almost like dragging a dead and decaying pet, that smells bad and spreads diseases.
We have to leave this dead society behind. Trade is unnecessary. But it all starts with getting the fuck out this message to the masses. We try and try and try....but you have to also try. And if we see no result then at least we tried and we are not the zombie-ones that look at the Lidl retarded and boring plastic toys and this society overall, and have no reaction. Their lives are sucked into the void of it all. Don't be a zombie!
Plastic pollution is one of the many problems created by this trade-based society. It is an enormous issue, alongside climate change, waste, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, human slavery, environmental destruction, inequality, and so forth.
Here's how simple it is to understand how these problems are created:
1. Human beings reflect their upbringing (the environment they grow in).
From the way they walk and talk, to what they like or hate, these are values humans pick from their environment.
2. Our environment is based on trade. Jobs, currency, the many products created, supermarkets, online premium accounts, data collection, ads, social credits, and so forth. It is a "give this to me, to give that to you" society.
This trade society gives rise to an endless circle of creating as many things as possible and selling them to others. A circle of extreme and infinite consumption that makes people only chase their own gains (profits).
So then you end up with a bunch of idiot consumers whose minds are filled with ads and "how and what to trade".
And they will create a pile of destruction in their way.
That eventually will trash their lives and this planet.
Unless we understand this, nothing will change. We have to move away from a trade-based society. How about starting to provide trade-free goods/services to people? How about starting with their basic needs? This is a discussion that is not happening anywhere. So we need to be vocal about it. #tromimg