No waste from waste!
Posted on 01 August 2019.
“The public need a form of radical encouragement to ‘do their bit’,” states Ethan O’Brien, Energy Consultant at JRP Solutions. “Demonising plastics is easy, fixing our waste of resources and tackling climate change is much harder.”
A hard-hitting article written by Ethan and published in the July-Aug 2019 issue of the EMA Magazine published by the Energy Managers Association, highlights the urgent need for Government, industry and the public to all act to dramatically improve resource efficiency.
Ethan believes that Government headlines about banning plastics straws and declaring war on single-use plastics fail to place into context the enormity of the task ahead. Though well-meaning, this is virtue signalling – demonising plastics is easy, fixing our waste of resources and tackling climate change is much harder. It also fails to level up honestly with the shift that is required by members of the public, who need a form of radical encouragement to ‘do their bit’.
Ethan also states that whilst waste and energy management are not directly linked, they are closely related. Whether it’s tackling plastic waste or cutting carbon emissions, protecting the planet is everyone’s business. Energy and sustainability managers are well positioned to be positive change makers on both fronts.
See the full article here.
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