Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Dept.: 10 Ways the Recession Can Help the Environment
Cue up Eric Idle and sing along with the Life of Brian, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, and remember as we enter this recession that every cloud has a silver lining. Fion McDonald in UK business site Finance Markets notes ten ways that the recession can do wonders for the environment:
Reduction in Landfill: "The world produces billions of tons of domestic waste each year, and 25% of this comes from the USA - even though it only accounts for 5% of the world’s population. Less consumption means less packaging means less material needs to be dumped in land fill. Even when it’s recycled it needs energy which means more fossil fuel burning. Much better for the planet not to have any waste in the first place."
-Fewer Mobile Phones sold-Reduced Sales of SUV’s-Fewer Plasma TV’s sold-Reduced Oil Burning-Less people killed in the streets-Less shipping-Less need for biofuel-Fewer People going on holiday-Consumption of Inefficient food products reduced.
More detail at ::Finance Markets
Counter-Point: 4 Reasons Why Recession is BAD for the Environment