Our maze of interconnected systems that currently comprise societal demand solutions is a key component of the problem of linear consumption and potentially a solution, if fundamental shifts were made in the distribution system. The basic premise is all consumption must be thought of in a circular fashion,not a linear one as it is now.All products must be designed and produced with the complete package thought of in an evolutionary state,not cradle to grave as is sometimes referred to now.This means every component, at the very least is either functionally biodegradable in a short duration,such as a natural type fertilizer, or has planned reuse functionality beyond the current application.This especially includes all packaging material and all application components in use.The concept of a single use application,such as most of the current product packaging needs to stop.This is where we as individuals must play a part at every level,from design to manufacture to reuse.Every component of the matter that we have entrusted to our possession and subsequent thought process,becomes our individual responsibility to ensure that it moves forward in the circular cycle intended.This must be recognized and administered at all levels,either through reuse design or appropriate decomposition into another functional matter.The idea of simply discarding to a static termination concept of waste disposal must end.
Nature of Garbage
The reality is garbage is only a term,a term created by human beings to describe an anomaly that has been created by our actions.With the perplexing problems of existence as it is, we must begin our journey by reaching into the inner reaches of our mind to discover the truth of our existence in relation to coping with the reality of the situation that we confront. We must recognize garbage only as the misguided term it is.With reflection,it is known garbage does not exist in nature, always a cycle of birth to rebirth in a another form through the decay and rejuvenation of the cells of which we are all part of.Every minute cell of every organism is a part of the whole in synergistic balance.Our misguided efforts at cleanliness serve only a short term inconclusive purpose,the discarded items continue their life cycles as they continue in their state of existence in the environment.
Even the seemingly benign,such as putting the dog poop in the plastic bag and placing it in a trash bin only serves to preserve the poo,and retard its renewal and rebirth into the earth. Why have we decided the proper disposal of items is linear to a non renewable entity with no value? Such a premise is insane on the face of it. All matter is substance of the universe of which we all are a part.
We have began our realization with well intentioned and meaningful strides, such as efforts at recycling of our plastic and paper,however this must result in the complete removal of the trash bin,the circle must always be complete.