If there is demand, the organic goods industry will grow. If there is lack of demand, the plastics and petrochem industry will die. Overall result, better environment, less illness. Try also to put these thoughts/boycotts into practice that will enrich the Organics Industry and kill the Synthetics Industry :
1) Buy fresh food instead of canned or plastic food. Preservatives are pollutive and hazardous to health. Those with nearby access to wet markets or outlets with fresh food, use smaller refrigerators to save electricity.
2) Build low density/low rise cities of wood and stone. This allows builders to avoid using pollutive steel in buildings. Use wood instead of plastic/metal on and in cars/electronic equipment/switch/lighting/airconditioning/refrigerator coverings. Remember when Televisions used WOOD instead of pollutive plastic for their covers? Stop using plastic and aluminium framed umbrellas and bicycles in favour of bamboo framed paper umbrellas. Use leather or fur and latex in place of petrochem based pvc or poly-velvet for shoes and jackets or handbags. Use natural pigments in place of synthetic petro-chem based paints. Buy natural fibres, instead of polyester and such. Use bicycles instead of cars or hire trishaws/quadshaws or buy trishaws/quadshaws and support a driver or two of a trishaw/quadshaw (2 cyclist version of trishaw) instead paying the pollutive and abusive car industry or government road tax and the idiot executives and bureaucrats of either being paid millions. Get your local councils to ensure at least 1 Bicycle/Trishaw/Quadshaw depot and Sedan/Bicycle/Trishaw/Quadshaw dedicated route exists from your residential neighbourhood to the city. Also make sure that Trishaws and Quadshaws are made of BAMBOO/Wood and WAXED-PAPER/Tung-Oil-Cloth instead of aluminium and polyester. Make sure those tires are rubber-natural-fibres composites instead of those made with synthetics.
3) Do not send sewage to the ocean where sea life cannot absorb urea/nitrate/etc. BUT INSTEAD degrade sewage on land where the correct fungi and insect-life can process and return ‘nightsoil’ to the land so that ‘topsoil’ retains it’s richness in nutrients. Compost food waste. This of course, especially the former, will need lots of dedicated space and reasonable monitoring to ensure only properly processed ‘soil’ can be used. An off limits *Sewage Landfill* zone, perhaps in skyscrapers.
4) Use non-pollutive ‘Tung Oil’ Lacquerware, Stoneware or Glass ONLY, stop using pollutive petrochem based plastic. Alternatively, use ‘Bamboo-ware’ instead of anything else.
5) Use local manufacturers for consumer items instead of cost-ineffective/pollutive shipping and freighting industries. Brand names after all are mostly made in ‘Third World’ countries and tagged as luxury goods. Do you really think anyone believes that an article of clothing or accessory is worth more than the sustainability of the planet?
6) Use beeswax or animal fat based lamps for lighting or even as heat source for cooking, do not use electricity which is based on coal, petrol or gas.
7) Use Organic soaps made from Common Soapwort / Neem Leaf / Clove Leaf / Betel Leaf or Vinegar (also a non-poisonous deterrant to some insects) instead of dangeorous and non-biodegradable caustic detergents that are again washed into the sewage system and into the sea. All of the above mentioned natural detergents are edible and cause purging at large amounts at worst. Try an ounce of synthetic cleaner of any type and expect to wind up in hospital for days or even die from it.
8) For water, use crushed Moringa seeds (Indian, Indonesian, Latin American, and Sub-Saharan Africa drought resistant tree) in RAINWATER from non-industrialised regions to remove bacteria and solids. From just one hour (full day if you must), Moringa, a natural flocculant (substance that aggregates suspended particles) can give you a reasonably healthier and far safer alternative to piped water. Boil as usual of course. The soup of metals and floating sediments from highly floridated (lowers IQ) and chlorinated (poisons internal organs) water running through miles of sometimes decades old decaying piping before reaching you are a killer to drink. (*fact : boiling ‘activates’ flouride particles in water and causes further ionisation of neural structures, particularly the pineal gland which regulates healthful sleep patterns)
9) Use hot water on insects you want to kill. A hot water spritzer (vacuum flask with spritzing attchment) would be ideal for this purpose. You’d be surprised how effective this method is. Not pesticides or (arsenic) which do not achieve the same effect and are 100s of time more dangerous and non-biodegradable that will pollute the water table in time to come and gather in the immediate living environment they are used in.
10) Eat natural whole foods instead of vitamins. The highly processed nature of vitamins lacks ‘life force’ or ‘qi’ or ‘prana’ and are even processed from sewage or unwanted meat or food product waste via high tech methods. Would you pay for soemthing derived from what people throw away?
I can’t remember which vehicle manufacturer it was, but, at least one manufacturer is making moves towards using “Jute Cloth” infused with, of all things Plastic, (use Tung Oil instead you silly manufacturer), to replace metal bodywork for vehicles. I like the infused-Jute idea very much especially if infused with Tung laquer instead of plastic.
Jute for the non-luxury cheaper/industrial vehicle, bamboo for the average vehicle, and hardwood for the luxury vehicles!
A lighter vehicle/or aeroplane/ship would use less energy to move and if done in a Bamboo Chassis, “Tung Oil infused Jute” for outer panel structures combined with a 100% mechanical powered system (wind up vehicles could be cleanest when the spring and gear metal components could even eventually be replaced with natural materials), would cause even less pollution than so called electrical cars which after all need to plug into pollution causing energy sources.
Perhaps the shipping industry should shift from steel back to wood again? The costs could be lower and the scrapyards causing the worst pollution could be dismantled to biodegradable wood materials that could be used as fertiliser or be fed to insects that again could be used to feed livestock!
Those with nearby access to wet markets or outlets with fresh food, use smaller refrigerators to save electricity.A hot water spritzer (vacuum flask with spritzing attchment) would be ideal for this purpose.Remember when Televisions used WOOD instead of pollutive plastic for their covers. Stop using plastic and aluminium framed umbrellas and bicycles in favour of bamboo framed paper umbrellas. Use leather or fur and latex in place of petrochem based pvc or poly-velvet for shoes and jackets or handbags.Use leather or fur and latex in place of petrochem based pvc or poly-velvet for shoes and jackets or handbags.