One of the wonderful elements of the open market is that we actually do have the power to make changes.
You don’t like the way a store treats its customers? Tell your friends to complain. If that store is smart, it will change it’s ways. This can be applied to environmental products as well.
If a company is making a effort to be eco-friendly, buy there! If enough people follow suit their competitors will catch on, if they want to stay in the game.
The economic-social cabinet approved Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On’s plan on Tuesday for the government to give preference in its tenders and purchases to products that meet environmental standards.
The plan would encourage “clean-tech” and other environmental products. The move comes as Israel attempts to bring itself in line with OECD countries in a bid to join the organization. In 2002, the OECD suggested that countries move towards preferring environmentally-friendly products over other products.
We’re hoping that this sort of practice will continue and that companies will take a page out of our government’s book. It can take a lot for the ball to get rolling, but as it gathers steam eventually nothing will be able to stop the green machine from cleaning up our act.