System Pressure

System Pressure

  • Waste / pollution
  • About 94% of materials used in manufacturing becomes waste
  • 80% of what we buy is thrown away
    within 6 months
  • 10% of grocery bill goes towards packaging (more than the farmer receives!)
  • 2.3kg laptop => 10 tons waste
  • Between 1997 – 2004, 315 million computers
    became obsolete

 

  • Population increase
  • Demand for natural resources (land, food etc)
  • Demand for products (clothing, housing etc) 

Notes


Just a few waste examples of processes that basically make no sense and mean there are opportunities to improve those systems with economic and ecological benefits.