Last weekend, the Washington Post carried an interesting article about the future of the light bulb business. Energy to produce light contributes a significant proportion of our carbon emissions. The proportion of energy in a traditional incandescent bulb that produces heat, when what we want from it is light, is much too high.
The article highlighted for me many of the key principles that we need to incorporate as we move away from disposable, energy intensive consumerism, towards a more sustainable model;
- Per unit and up-front costs will often be higher for more sustainable products. Companies need to reset consumer