The Metaphysical Lesson Of The Worldwide Ecocide By Plastic
Indeed, plastic was so profitable for almost a century that it is now turning life on earth into a nightmare. Money doesn’t decide anything but Nature.
Dystopia is invading our reality, every day ever faster. The illusion of Business As A System Of Power is so monumental that it is taking the planet down, and the disaster is hidden in plain sight.
Only those who can comprehend its key aspects can see the edge of the precipice approaching.
Microplastics have also been found in supermarket fish, shellfish… It has infiltrated every level of the food chain in marine environments … and so now we’re seeing it come back to us on our dinner plates.- Chelsea Rochman , University of Toronto
Earth Custodians have voiced their concerns about the dangers that plastic has become worldwide on many occasions. It turns out that corporations ignored bioplastics decades ago because they were deemed too expensive — and still are. Meaning that the problem could have been completely prevented, and obviously profit-seeking got the final word. How upsetting is that?
The planetary plastic pollution ordeal seems to have caught the mainstream by surprise, and editorials about it seem to be almost everywhere these days. Some organizations even come up with provocative solutions, although none offer any long-term solutions. Cutting cut down plastic pollution at the consumer level is key, even if bioplastics are more and more used in the distant future.
Yes distant… and here is why: it does now also appear that bio-plastic could offer a huge relief, and even more astonishing bioplastics could have been used DECADES ago and prevented our global massive pollution. But why bioplastics had so little attention in the first place… profit-seeking made it happen. Simple!
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc…. Not all bioplastics are biodegradable… Their usage is favourable only if supported by specific regulations limiting the usage of conventional plastics……Bio-based plastics are predicted to make up 5% of all manufactured plastics in 2020, and 40% of all manufactured plastics in 2030.…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioplastic
Unfortunately, regulators and lawmakers only do and say what corporations tell them to. If conventional plastic is cheaper, let the free market decide!?
Well, it is all obvious by now that we must really think deeply BEFORE unleashing any discovery. But the oil industry was already so powerful that there was no discussion at all. If wiki is correct, please also notice the “slow-motion transition” toward bioplastics, which is dictated by the market forces again. Switching to bioplastics overnight would be proven highly damaging to many corporations, as you may guess.
Wealth extracts its power from ignorance. It is a Natural Law. In a society prioritizing Life over money, such ecocide could never happen because the market wouldn’t overproduce and nor be in hands of cartels to start with. Profit-seeking makes humans shortsighted because stock exchanges only deal with corporate quarterly reports regardless of the long-term consequences. Bioplastic is such a case. It was and still is deemed too expensive.
Now that the crisis is out in the open, in plain sight, bioplastics are suddenly gaining attention, corporations also willing to win people’s trust of course. But consumers do not know that bioplastics were already available in 1897, which is a milk-based bioplastic that was created by German chemists and still made today. (see wiki link above, scroll down)
Close to 80% of what we can find on supermarket shelves is wrapped in plastic, even fresh produces. Biodegradable plastics will also make prices go up (fewer profits for the food industry) and only are 50% of the solution. Getting everything in bulk will also improve the situation, for example, by much. We ought to trust real human creativity here and be ready to redesign society completely from scratch. There is no easy fix and we must face the challenge no matter what happens to the economy. Fear is against freedom.
But wait, it is getting much worse:
Over 400 million tons of plastic are produced globally each year. It is estimated that one third of all plastic waste ends up in soils or freshwaters (sciencedaily.com). In fact, 80 to 90 per cent of the particles contained in sewage, such as from garment fibres, persist in the sludge. Sewage sludge is then often applied to fields as fertilizer, meaning that several thousand tons of microplastics end up in the soils each year (newscientist.com)
Realistically speaking, the only solution that will work for any cleanup attempts to ever be successful is that corporations first quit producing non-recyclable plastic at the consumer level practically overnight.
The role of materialism is to enhance the spiritual aspect of Life, and otherwise. That is how it’d work. Materialism and spirituality must evolve in sync. But today society suffers from a materialistic overdose, which is not going to end well.
It is the Mind that controls the material. Not the other way around as societies taught their populations for about millennia. Materialism without the spiritual/cosmic edge is a “great destroyer”, and this means that the time has come to contemplate the possibility of a money-free society. And here is another argument in favor of the latter:
So what does it mean?
The message is pretty clear: that Humanity is a body and if we do not address an injured of infected limp, it eventually infects or impairs the whole body. That Humanity and Nature are One.