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Guess when this was written: "One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives along in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be a doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise". This is a quote from Aldo Leopold, who lived from 1886 to 1948. It seems that a lot of other people are now seeing the "consequences of science" and not pricing our resources and planet properly. How can it be so much more expensive for me to go and buy my muesli and granola in the "Green" shop, where I take my own packaging/container, but its actually 25% less if I go to U-Select and buy it with cardboard and plastic packaging? We need immediate and positive action on packaging and plastics, among many other things. Is this simply an economy of scale? then we need a waste tax to even things up. Don't get me started on carbon pricing, and pricing the planet, etc.

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