Updated: Nov 11, 2021
in the wake of COP 26 and speakers that either quote Shakespeare, or say "bla bla", I am looking for some real and practical content. I have long searched for a good place to look up things, but haven't found one that has it all. There are lists over approved fish for example, and there are rules about labelling that one can refer to. But overall, I lack a database where I can see what things are made of, where it's coming from, and the actual cost for the environment. Like an ecological footprint, but of things, to really learn what is sustainable and thus an aid to curb climate change and foster green health. Imagine looking up buying a T-shirt made in Bangladesh - how much footprint is this? Can not this be made? An eco-google or an app? It should contain:
* Type (clothing item, furniture, household items etc)
* Food (Fish, meat, produce, groceries etc)
* Method (coloring, manufacturing etc)
* Source (origin and resources)
* Price range (and the cost to Mother Earth)
* Distribution (shipping and storage)
* Energy (powersources and where they come from)
So, is it better to buy an organic cotton T-shirt that looses color and shape so one has to buy more, than something that lasts longer but perhaps isn't organic? And how does each country measure up? Do we even need a special currency to compare with, not everything can be compensated in trees (and how many years they take to grow) but a metrics that value over time.
What do you think?
Image the EU certified organic label logo.