What is an ecological product?

I invite you to view a video on PBS’s: Bill Moyers Journal with Daniel GOLEMAN.

What I like about the video?

  • (not said in the video, understood by me) Any product manmade, not matter how “green” is labeled, leaves a foot-print on the environment; if you buy a product, and it will leave a mark on the world; if you don’t really need the X product, just don’t buy it; there is no man-made
  • The best products are not necessarily the most expensive; more than this, as understood by me, you can actually tell that a cheaper product is sometimes created more simply, requires less resources, is of a lower impact on the environment;
  • By assessing the life-cycle of a product, you can better understand what products to buy;
  • No one person can know the whole impact of a product; if people want to know more about a product, we should work as a team;
  • You can take action and talk to the manufacturer and ask for more green products;
  • If you know more about the impact we have on the nature, you can take better measures;

The best idea of the video is, to me, this: although it’s great to have a green attitude, you should recycle, not create waste, recycle, care about nature etc., in fact, each product leaves a foot print on the nature. Like it or not, any product which is man made requires resources, and is not really that green; if you don’t need something, just don’t buy it.

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2 Comments

  • mishtone

    30 December 2010 - 10:19

    Corect, din acest motiv este si sloganul “reduce, reuse, recycle”. Deci, in aceasta ordine, prioritatile sunt reducerea/eliminarea/minimizarea nevoii pentru un anumit produs, apoi reutilizarea unuia existent (in intregime sau a unor parti din el) si abia dupa reciclarea.

  • Olivian BREDA

    30 December 2010 - 10:33

    Frumos spus, nu știam de prioritățile acestea. Mersi.

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