Waste, Recycling & EthicsUpdated: July 6th, 2017
Recycling is of economic interest both via financial payments and environmental benefits. There is an ethical imperative as humans compete using ever increasing violence to control limited resources.
Recycling can be a meditation as the users increases their awareness of how destructive so called 'life' is and indicating the biodegradability of spiritual awareness. Many people may ignore the process of recycling as it impacts upon their sense of individuality, and plays into the fear of future consequences.
For those who use recycling as a meditation there are a number of issues.
Logic indicates that any goal orientated meditation must or an end, whereas life, in the immortal sense has no end.
So what is it that such endeavours enlighten to? The measure of the space we kill in; the limits of easily available resources; the violence and conflict used in accessing resources and the co-operation we indulge in to enhance our abilities to consume the limited resources at an increasing and alarming rate.
Yet consumerism is what this is. Recycling may appear to delay the future date of expiry of a particular resources but only by using another. So it is inevitable that some do not want to use their mind in fruitless pursuits and the feeding of further future fears.
There is no moral aspect in criticising another for consuming and no planetary ethics one in grouping together and using more resources to target the criticism of some other body corporate, tribe or nation. Group criticism enforces and attests to the dependence the orators have on their associates.