Environment Control

Why Old Cars are More Eco-Friendly Than New Ones

November 23, 2022 0

Volkswagen Beetle


With all due respect to the engineering behind this Opel: How ignorant or ignorant do you have to be to buy this car, or sell it to customers as environmentally friendly? Aside from the fact that old cars are more prone to breakdown and need of getting a nearby semi towing truck for roadside assistance, there is nothing more environmentally friendly about this vehicle than the previous solutions.

The least harmful one at present is a hybrid version between natural gas, alternatively biogas, and electricity. When touting such concepts, you have to look at the environmental balance as a whole, not just the primary pollutant emissions of the vehicle.

The car is assumed to have a service life of eight years, which allegedly corresponds to the national average. If all vehicles that are older disappear today, our roads would be almost empty. So where will the end-of-life batteries be stored in eight years’ time? What happens to the rest of the vehicle, built using irretrievable resources? If the battery is not replaceable because it is part of the body, then we throw those resources away. Where?


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You may think what you want about the existing drives, but at present, the environmental balance of even a 20-year-old cucumber with 13 L/100 km diesel consumption is still many times better than that of the new, “better” vehicles. These old vehicles are passed on and run in other countries, with lower safety requirements, etc. again as long as in Germany. This saves the pollutant emissions of production and disposal as well as vast amounts of resources such as steel, oil, and electricity.

And quite apart from that: Where does the electricity come from? Currently, lignite-fired power plants and nuclear power plants are being built throughout Europe. It couldn’t be worse. At present, only a hybrid between electricity and gas is suitable as a bridging technology. Until a correct solution was found for the alleged saviors.

I wonder whether none of the environmental experts has the guts to draw up a real-life cycle assessment for a representative vehicle.

Why Having Environmental Awareness is Everyone’s Moral Obligation

December 10, 2021 0

Mankind’s thousand-years existence on planet Earth has led to the depletion of natural resources, disruptions of ecosystems, and environmental degradation. The ill effects of which have been jeopardizing the well-being of all living things and will continue to adversely affect the future of the next generations. Behaving in an environment-friendly manner is not a fad or a political issue but a moral obligation to help protect our planet against further destruction. Mainly because we are now experiencing the destructive outcomes of rising sea levels, heat waves, polar vortex and even outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Scientists have been trying to raise awareness about the need to implement measures that would at least lessen the impact of the long-term damage, Yet as the need to protect the planet is now urgent, we should all take part and help in anyway we can.

Now more than ever, it’s important for us to understand the impact of our actions, including what we consume and use in our day to day activities. Even when creating content to promote products, the worsening effects of climate change is one good reason why we should focus on promoting those that will not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, result to land, air and water pollution, as well as supporting businesses that practice sustainable use of natural resources.

How Can Internet Marketers Help Raise Environmental Awareness?

The digital realm provides powerful tools that enable us to do our part in raising environment awareness and of how its present state is affecting the way we live. As influencers and bloggers, we can create and spread content that will help consumers find eco-friendly products and services.

As it is, there are still millions of skeptics who are not convinced that the environmental problems we face today are all results of irresponsible human activities. Unfortunately many of them are followers of prominent personalities who use different media platforms in countering the advocacy for climate change actions.

If you’re still new to Internet marketing, it will do you well to get tips from affiliate marketing experts on how to create content that your readers will perceive as well-meaning, sincere and at the same time compelling. Jeff Lerner, an authority in Internet marketing gives guidelines on how your blogs and/or videos can get more exposure when looking to promote something or someone across the world wide web.

That way, you can effectively spread the word, not only about the green products or services you are promoting, but also about the importance of adopting an environment-friendly lifestyle.

Examples of Environment-Friendly Merchants with Affiliate Marketing Programs

Frank and Oak, a popular Canadian fashion brand that uses recycled materials for packaging, and in building their physical stores to help reduce environmental wastes. This merchant lends support to movements that aim to achieve carbon neutrality, such as partnering with Earth Day Canada in a tree-planting program that can help offset carbon emissions.

Grove Collaborative a corporation certified as provider of eco-friendly household products for cleaning home surfaces and clothes. This merchant is in partnership with Arbor Day Foundation for program that aims to plant one million trees.

Outdoor Voices is a manufacturer of activewear garments designed with longevity (durability) and circularity (recyclability) using sustainable materials as alternatives to traditional fabrics.

Saatva is top-rated brand of mattress recognized for its affordability and eco-friendly memory foams, organic cotton coverings and use of recycled tempered steel in making hybrid memory foam mattresses.