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Man is the only creature that produces landfills. Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production and consumption are rising in nations like China and India. The waste production world wide is enormous and if we do not do anything we will soon have turned all our resources into one big messy landfill. But there is hope. The German chemist, Michael Braungart, and the American designer-architect William McDonough are fundamentally changing the way we produce and build. If waste would become food for the biosphere or the technosphere (all the technical products we make), production and consumption could become beneficial for the planet.
The Zeitgeist Movement is a grassroots , sustainability advocacy organization founded in 2008. Although founded by Peter Joseph , the movement claims to have no leader. [ 1 ] The movement has hundreds of chapters around the world [ 2 ] [ 3 ] which advocate a 'resource based economy'. [ clarification needed ] [ edit ] Philosophy The Zeitgeist Movement describes itself as a sustainability advocacy group based on the belief that the "monetary-market" economy can be replaced with a system in which the Earth's resources are allocated by The scientific method [ citation needed ] [ vague ] . Members of the group believe in the elimination of debt, credit, exchange, barter, wage labor, private property and the profit motive. [ 4 ] Zeitgeist members say the current socioeconomic system is structurally corrupt and needs to be replaced with a system based on efficient and careful resource use through the technological potential of sustainable development . [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ]