1000 Flowers for the Planet - #555 Download Music
Music CDs are made of plastic with a very thin foil layer to hold the information, which is usually made of silver, but sometimes can be gold or platinum. These last three are precious metals, yet they are used in such a throw-away fashion, with short life spans that sometimes even end up being hung in the garden to scare birds and insects away. What a waste.
Then there’s that other material that makes up 99% of the CD – plastic. For those in the community wishing to avoid plastic altogether, CDs are not going to make it into your home, and that’s great. The way to avoid all this plastic in your life is to download the music you want. BUT, do it legally and ensure you pay for the tunes you want, just as you would pay for a CD. Remember, all the musicians and creative people who produce the music you like deserve to get paid – it’s their job and they rely on the public to do the right thing by them. So put your technology to good use, download music that you like, support your favourite artists financially, keep plastic out of your life and save the planet from plastic waste. You’ll reduce the need to pull finite resources out of the earth, save all the energy required to get the resources and turn them into goods, and prevent stuff going into landfill. There are so many ‘wins’ in this idea.