Jul 29, 2023

Ep. 13. The Forever

The problem isn’t just profits–it’s average people doing what is convenient, fast, and appealing to them without bothering to ask questions or consider consequences.

Teflon is one of the materials that uses PFAS. I remember people telling me that one wonderful thing about the space program is that they developed great things that could be used for material like Teflon, and isn’t it wonderful to have no-stick pans? I saw right away that the Teflon came off, and I didn’t want what-ever-is-in-this-thing in my body, and I never used Teflon, no stick or not.

I agree–a lot, too much of the destruction of the planet is coming from profit-making greed. But we don’t have to buy it. We don’t need every single thing tomorrow because Amazon will deliver it (and put small businessness out of work). We can spend some more time scrubbing our pans, or use healthy oils to keep things from sticking. We can go to the local bookstore (except now it’s gone). We can “use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without.” We can think about these things. But we don’t.