@msaunders AFAIK it's kinda needed for stuff like medicine
I think a more realistic and also broader solution is to place restrictions on packaging in general
get people to bring their own containers to stores
it's probably even cheaper
Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable
Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.
Any ideas on how to instigate a genuine ban on plastics ?
Recycling is totally useless
Reduction is not enough - not anymore
We must simply stop it.
But how, realistically?
And by realistic, I do not mean "while still allowing companies to make money" - stop fearing economical backlashes - this problem is bigger than that
Here's Paul Baran's RAND-published September 1962 justification for distributed communications networks summed up in a single chart. It's also the same paper where the famous "centralized vs decentralized vs distributed" triptych of graphs comes from. You still see this exact diagram, uncited, in modern presentations on the decentralized/distributed web.
- Mass die-offs of puffins in Alaska may be linked to climate change https://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2019/05/31/mass-die-offs-of-puffins-in-alaska-may-be-linked-to-climate-change/
"Why the next 12 years could be the making of us." by Rob Hopkins https://www.robhopkins.net/2019/05/30/why-the-next-12-years-could-be-the-making-of-us/?
The EU or naked UK Capitalism, we need a diffrent path. The EU is a lesser of two evils but a evil non the less, if we are to flourish through climate chaos we need to have changed 10 yes ago, if we are to survive we need to change now. Its simple the "free market economics" - the neo-liberal religion has to go. Its a war time economy of the right or the left for the next 50 years. Or/and its death to billions #XR as i keep saying it is simple. Ideas for a path out of this mess?
@adinfinitum @ceilotierra an example of a grassroots DIY seedbox would be a home computer running a torrent client seeding lost of videos p2p in this servers are optional as its more a use of distributed no profesional hosting of redundant data. OUTSIDE the #geekproblem though of course it needs some geeks and designers to script it to make it easy for DIY so kinda chicken and egg, I have a little #openweb funding if anyone can make this happen.
For me the EU is a neoliberal disaster in and a bigger disaster out, its all the #deathcult as #XR has made visible recently. The turn left of the labour party is a step away from this all pervasive #deathcult simple #Brexit "debate" is a right wing baite and switch as our world dies from climate chaos.
We are all pointing and shouting in the wrong direction. This is both sad and bad.
Money grows on trees https://youtu.be/Q5XeA9SxpNk
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.