Washington (GGM) Analysis
by Noreen Wise
Finally, the era of consumer profit has arrived. We’ve certainly earned this
unexpected windfall after nearly two centuries of corporate greed destroying our hopes & dreams by restraining our financial ability to achieve them.
Now that our golden opportunity is upon us, let’s try and maximize the amazing possibilities so we can quickly increase our disposable income and apply this boost to health, education and long term goals.
A circular economy is created through the principals of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. This requires a bit of imagination and resourcefulness, key characteristics of the creative, the artists and those with right brain strengths.
According to the Centre of Expertise on Resources, the tools for succeeding at a “no waste” circular economy are straight forward:
- Refuse: try to eliminate using our natural resources when there are other alternatives
- Reduce: lower the need for using natural resources, by reusing products already manufactured
- Reuse: rayon paper towels can be washed and reused over and over
- Repair: if the screen breaks on our phones, we simply repair rather than buy a new one
- Refurbish: improving a product when it ages, ie repainting, polishing, etc
- Remanufacture: improving an old product and using in a new way (broken outdoor shutters create beautiful indoor wall hangings… ART!)
- Repurpose: reuse a product for a new purpose without having to change anything about it (glass jars are best example, buy pickles in a glass jar, when done we now have a storage container)
- Recycle: reusing a products raw materials
- Recover: use waste to make energy
The most useful & effective reusable product that I’ve stumbled upon are rayon paper towels that can be washed, dried & reused indefinitely. They hold up well. I was spending $6 per week on paper towels, and now $0. That’s an easy $312 in my pocket.
We’ve got THIS!
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