Put simply sustainable is about living in harmony with nature and the environment, and supporting its preservation. The term “sustainable” is often associated with “ethical”. Yet the two mean different things, and are often in direct conflict with one another.
Take for example, the Bank of England considering plans to replace the animal fat in its new polymer bank notes to “appease” vegans and religious groups who have complained about its “unethical” and “unacceptable” use in the notes.
While it “appeases” this group, a greater threat to the environment and the animal kingdom is at stake here, as the Bank of England considers the use of palm oil as a substitute for the animal fat.
The main threat to the survival of orangutan populations in the wild is the massive expansion of palm oil plantations in Borneo and Sumatra.
Is replacing an animal by-product in bank notes with a vegetable-based…
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