3. PRODUCTION CIRCUITS / ECONOMY
The natural cycle:
What withers in autumn is
converted back into humus by the organisms in the soil, so that
healthy, nutrient-rich produce can grow again the following year.
3a.) Inspired by the “cradle-to-cradle” principle, what used to be considered “waste” becomes a “nutrient” for new production cycles
In a new social system that is responsible for people and nature, consumer goods are only bought if they are really needed.
They are manufactured sustainably and last a very long time, can be repaired and all parts are recyclable.
We remember the wisdom of our ancestors and learn already as children to produce our own body care and cleaning products with natural ingredients.
Expendable goods such as cleaning agents, shampoos or body care products and their packaging are made from naturally renewable raw materials and are highly compatible with the ecosystems into which they enter after their use.
Consumer goods such as cars, washing machines and computers are made to be durable and repairable from so-called “technical nutrients”. At the end of their life cycle, new devices are manufactured using a recycling process, which has been well thought out beforehand and which is gentle to people and nature.
Wherever possible, food is offered free of packaging or can be filled into containers that have to be brought along.
All unavoidable packaging materials are recyclable, refillable or compostable.
Production is generally based on the “5R Principle”:
1. R-efuse, 2. R-educe, 3. R-euse, 4. R-epurpose, 5. R-ecycle
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3b.) The longevity of devices is promoted and products are manufactured, so that they have a 10-year guarantee and can be easily repaired
Every qualified craftsman will be able to repair these devices using the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
3c.) All foods find their consumers – they are no longer simply thrown away or burned
Wherever possible, farmers produce the food quantity agreed on with their customers. Food that is not sold is given free of charge to those in need, to animals or is composted and thus returned directly to the earth.
3d.) The goal of a company is no longer primarily profit, but the real satisfaction of customers’ needs, the happiness of employees and the enduring health of the earth
Companies are led by people who work together cooperatively, pursue the same vision and maintain a good and respectful relationship with their customers, suppliers, other partners and also with each other. They have one thing in common – the joy of their work and their compassion for fellow human beings, all living beings and Mother Earth.
They act at eye level and trust each other. They develop and optimise their processes so that they become more efficient and truly sustainable.
They respect the individual characteristics of each person and take them into account. Hierarchy in the classical sense no longer exists. There are different areas of responsibility. Everyone has a share in the success. As long as there is still money, the level of participation is jointly agreed.
3e.) We support regional manufacturers by no longer importing products that can be produced locally in sufficient quantities
Strictly, there is nothing bought or imported from producers who exploit people, animals and nature. Products that have been treated with pesticides or are genetically modified are no longer imported.
3f.) Only small and medium-sized production and service companies are funded
Discount chains and corporations are no longer needed and are therefore dissolved.
In the cities, food cooporatives and shopping groups are formed that purchase their products directly from the craftsmen and from organic farms within the region.
Computer apps help to locate producers of specialties and organize joint deliveries.
More and more regional shops are being opened with predominantly local products.
People are producing transparently and in line with people’s needs. This establishes a relationship to all living beings and to the foundations of life, to earth, water, the sun and air, which are involved in the creation of the products.
3g.) Research and development of renewable and sustainable energy on all levels
Saving energy is the best energy policy. In the transition phase, energy taxes accelerate the savings process. Additional energy tax revenues are initially used for the development and construction of sustainable energy systems and energy saving courses. Later on, they will support further local infrastructure activities.
In the near future, fossil fuels will cease to be used. Decentralized, self-sufficient power supply networks are refined and rolled out, with their main functions being available independent of the Internet. Every village, every community and every district can thus be self-sufficient with renewable energy.
Patents relating to suppressed technologies and inventions that contribute to the solution of energy problems and the healing of humans and the earth – for example of “Free Energy” – are made available to humankind, further developed and put to good use.
3h.) Sustainable transport
Research into emission-free means of transport that are completely sustainable in their production is encouraged.
On the outskirts of the cities there are free public parking lots with good connections to public transport networks. Bike lanes and railway lines are being expanded and there are numerous car-sharing initiatives.
Public transport will be offered for free.
Here, too, the focus must be on the region. Production takes place locally, where we also find our favorite service providers and our jobs. This way our transport needs are minimized. We reduce commuting traffic, energy and need fewer cars. There is less noise, less pollution, fewer traffic fatalities and less stress.
Here, too, the aforementioned “energy tax” will help to automatically minimize transport routes in the transition phase.
3i.) Economy is based on fraternity and cooperation
The economy is put at the service of direct exchange once more. The economy serves to satisfy each other’s needs. Companies see themselves as partners instead of competitors. They thrive trough collaboration and cooperation.