WITH companies usually pursuing bigger and faster technology, could the answer to a more sustainable future be in the past?
That’s the argument of American professor Brook S Kennedy in his new book. He suggests that emphasis should be placed on redesigning technology that already works, such as pedal-powered sewing machines and manual lawnmowers.
Reusable products should also be favoured over disposable ones, such as razors that can be sharpened or shoe soles that can be repaired. Kennedy believes that this approach will help tackle global challenges such as climate change and pollution.
What do you think?