Monday, July 20, 2009

Going green...Who's responsibility is it?

Who should be responsible for being green. Who should be responsible for making products environmentally responsible?

Should consumers demand only green products?
Should manufacturers make products that are only eco friendly?
Should the government demand better fuel economy and more sustainable products from the manufacturers.
DO consumers have time to sift through labels after labels to find the best green products?
Should consumers demand only true green products?
Man that is a lot to think about. What is the answer?
Kind of like answering the question of what came first... the chicken or the egg?
Or is it more a debate on what came first.

There is that fine line of what should be done and what can be done. We should not pollute, but at what cost? We should reduce, reuse and recycle...but at what cost?
Is there a cost or is it just a re-allocation of time?
How fast do we expect to implement? Is one more year going to make a difference?

More questions I don't have the answers to.
All of the above also depends on who you talk to. Between the scientists or the politicians, middle class versus the single mom who uses social services and developed country versus under developed country the answers will differ.

What would your answer be?

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