Suggestions and opportunities for green living permeate all aspects of our life. These options, however, always seem to be a little more expensive, but hey, that’s the price of supporting sustainability throughout our everyday actions and choices, isn’t it?
What if you didn’t need to choose a pricier option though? What if, instead of leaving the decision completely up to the consumer, producers took the first step towards eco friendly options and left consumers none the wiser? In this reality, sustainability is no longer a sacrifice for the consumer but instead an industry wide decision. How can this be though?
Not all green technology and innovation needs to be more expensive. Some are, in fact, cheaper and more sustainable. This makes sense because some options are greener by using less energy for production. This method does not change the source of raw materials like recyclables or renewables, but instead focuses on significantly limiting inputs. Where before so much energy was needed, by using more efficient methods there is now only a small fraction of this demand.
If we want to work for a truly greener future, it makes sense that this responsibility lies with both consumer and producer. While consumers should work that extra effort in order to support companies sourcing recycled and sustainable inputs, producers should also do their part to reduce their energy consumption and resource needs. That’s why when companies use Komax static mixers and heaters, they are choosing to produce with a drastically reduced energy input.
Green products don’t always need to be more expensive. While using recycled, locally sourced, and biodegradable components is good for the environment, one of the most effective ways to work towards a greener future is by reducing our energy needs all around, not by just using renewable energy resources.