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My idea is that we should structure a unique system in which we create a room for recycle boom.

The future is gonna be dramatic if we don't take into account the the dramatic outcomes all the trash gonna give. We need to invent a system that recycle in better ways that it does today. The trash is some of the reason for why we are holding on to the climate disaster. structuring a system that is more efficient that force the citizens in a way to clean up after them self, maybe points. however all honor to the workers who is doing this for us. they deserve better.

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  • Nov 10 2013: thanks! This is definitely a idea that we have to make clearer despite of our high living standard. New yorkers and european as well have to shape and develop into a new system. But as you said, it begin not wit the citizens but rather with the businesses as sears for example.. IKEA company has seen themselves more competitive by thinking about recycling and how to strengthen their brand by doing so. The time is running out and merely need to take advantage of benefits thats following getting more environmental. I believe the individual society and the globe in general will face synergy. Hopefully this is measurable and can be invited into a reality very soon. We always thinking about the financial aspect, this is wrong, we need to start focusing on the humans and more importantly how we can adapt us before it is too late.
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      Nov 10 2013: Synergy soon - is my hope as well. Developing new systems is top priority now. As Steve Howard puts it "sustainability is not about compromise.. sustainability is about lasting beauty, utility and worth."

      I am glad you watched the movie and TED Talk. They are true change agents since 2006, yet the majority of people still running to maintain the consume-throw-away-cycle. NYC garbage is the tip of the iceberg. And the problem is multiplying while the solutions affect everyone's children and grandchildren. So "we need to start focusing on humans and more importantly how we can adapt (change ourselves) before it is too late."
  • Nov 11 2013: Yes this is going to be (and is currently) a major issue. there are currently start-ups that are mining landfills for materials to recycle. I think there needs to be stricter regulation to control the production of products that cannot effectively be recycled. There needs to be stricter regulations on labeling of plastics as some are really difficult if not impossible to recycle. The good news is that technology continues to move to create new methods of recuperating formerly un-recyclable materials. Some may disagree but the TED talk from the CEO of Waste Management (i think) was very heartening. Corporations like waste management do create value for society through innovation and expertise. WM uses automated systems that are better able to sort refuse to claim a greater amount of material for recycling. Their claim was that it has become very profitable to recycle where in the past it was not a profitable endeavor.
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    Nov 11 2013: The 'cradle to cradle design' would be a good start:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle-to-cradle_design
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    Nov 10 2013: BRILLIANT IDEA Daniel;

    We need to stop our mass-consumption HABITS immediately.

    Material objects are destructive on both production and consumer ends on the globe.

    Watching this movie illustrates this best; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVE0zCivtCY
    (a full movie format ~ 1hr30min length - free on the internet )

    TED PRIZE: http://www.ted.com/talks/edward_burtynsky_on_manufactured_landscapes.html
    (summary-18 min length - free on the internet)

    REAL EFFECTIVE CHANGE: would be from big production companies - IKEA has set a superb example:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_howard_let_s_go_all_in_on_selling_sustainability.html?c=764095

    Some ideas: http://www.ted.com/conversations/20665/what_are_your_ideas_plans_on_c.html?c=760947
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    Nov 7 2013: .

    The system is no invalid (harmful) happiness.