Solution, or Mess? A Milk Jug for a Green Earth – NYTimes.com
Quite a fascinating read, a Milk jug that can be efficient for Transport and storage and lead to cheaper Milk and Cost and Fuel savings. These kind of quick and working solutions are the need of the hour. Sure, the skeptics will be worried about people spilling and wasting more milk than ever, but hey practice can make us perfect. If we learn the right way, we can learn to use the new jugs.
On the other hand, if you really need some good and fresh milk, you will need to buy a Cow ( the real life cow, not a replica or a stuffed toy or any other metaphorical meaning for Cow) and hire “Touser Pandi” Ramarajan. His songs and method of milking will never go wrong and you will always be gauranteed with the best and fresh litre of milk every morning. Long live Shenbagam! (The name of the Cow).
The main aspect of “Going Green” is to use biodegradable materials as the fundamental building blocks. So go ahead read this news and tell me what you think will happen:
NDTV.com: World Environment Day: Go green with chilli marker pen
If you thought that we will be saving the planet you are right, but saving the people of the planet I am not really sure.
- Ideas like these where we use edible food to make our utility items will cost our stomachs dearly. Using Chilli, Turmeric and Carrot for colors of the marker pen, you can easily kiss your Sambar goodbye.
- Chilli and Turmeric is used in a lot of Indian food items and by mass manufacturing Pens with these will pump up the prices for these items, just like how Corn’s price affected Rice’s price. The moment biofuel was needed and Corn was used, there was a sudden surge in demand for Corn. So farmers grew Corn to make money instead of growing Wheat. This increased the prices for Wheat and people substituted Wheat with Rice in their diet. That caused the price of Rice to Increase. Here we are now with the issue of Inflation and world level Food price crisis to handle.
- It is good to go green, but at what cost will need to be analyzed. Ripple effects are usually not directly visible but with a good set of capable individuals one can easily find the extent of the impact of going green. If we can go green with materials that are not edible then it would be a first step in the right direction.