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We can never be 100% green

Maybe my idea is a bit extreme, but think carefully about every action that exists under the label of “environmental protection”, none of which can make things completely environmentally friendly, and some will even cause greater pollution.

For example, the action of “recycling”, if it is not a mere gimmick, then it must be a complete system. But unfortunately, “recycling” is based on greater costs. The recycling of items needs to go through labor, secondary packaging, transportation, quality inspection, sorting, cleaning, disinfection, etc., and can only enter the reused after completion. Production line, for most brands, this is a “thankless” thing. The cost of recycling is so high that it is difficult not to generate a premium, but this will affect the sales of the brand. Therefore, most brands use the gimmick of recycling to stimulate consumers’ consumption by “participating in environmental protection” as a selling point, but it is not known whether the items really enter the environmental protection process to be reused.

We can only do so much to reduce pollution, minimise unnecessary box waste, reduce our claim on natural resources and choose items that can be reused over time. Separating waste in our daily lives may even help the world more than buying discounted eco-labeled goods!

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