May 19, 2019
“Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace” — The New York Times
“We’re losing the war on climate change”– CNN
“Startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans, suggesting a faster rate of global warming”– The Washington Post
“We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN”– The Guardian
The headlines are endless, and the conclusion is unequivocal — global warming is killing our planet and the blame is on us!
Plastic — one of our biggest problems. A problem that’s too hard to solve. A problem that keeps on coming back and getting worse, despite creative and effective solutions. A problem we can’t afford solving!
Money, fame, validation… are some of the things that drive people, but for me, the biggest drive is creativity. I can’t imagine myself living life without creating new things and my creation usually comes in the form of art: photography, writing, drawing, designing, etc.
As an ordinary guy, meaning, a middle class 33-year-old man who falls under the “starving artist” category, I feel like I can’t do much to help the planet because I don’t have money to donate to organizations that actually make a difference. On top of that, I can’t seem to find time and energy to volunteer or join different groups. It’s not because I don’t care, it’s because life just go by so fast and most of it is focused on making money.
For that reason, whenever I create something — photography projects, stories, marketing campaigns — whatever it is, I try associating it with a good cause that can hopefully help this world change it for the better, but for some reason my efforts to help are in vain. Not sure why.
I won’t lie, once I fail, I get discouraged and I decide I don’t want to help anymore, because it seems that no one cares. When I get over that feeling, my energies are back, and I try again.
No matter how many times I fail — can’t count my failures anymore — I don’t give up. I just can’t, it’s something in me that keeps me going. Is it hope? What is it?
Never Give Up
Anyway, I won’t give up! In fact, I have a new invention that is about to launch. Believe it or not, it’s the world’s fastest picture hanger. Yeah. Pretty cool! And again, like with most of my projects, I want this picture hanger to make a change. I want it to save the world! Yeah, sorry, I’m too inspired by superheroes.
The thing is, I want to manufacture, Levitate Hanger, using recycled plastics. If I can do that, my dreams to actually make a change will come true.
“So, manufacture it from recycled plastics. Where’s the problem?” you’re probably saying. The problem is in the plastics. Remember what I said before? Plastic is a problem we can’t affordsolving! Manufacturing new products out of recycled plastics is too expensive. If your product costs you $1 to make, out of ABS or other common plastics, it can cost you $5. That’s huge price jump in terms of manufacturing hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of units. It will make you charge your potential customer more, and that can lead to the failure of your product.
I’ve been trying to find somewhere to manufacture Levitate Hanger from recycled plastics, but so far, I’m failing miserably. I do have a manufacturer on hold, to start production but that won’t be out of recycled plastics.
I’m not trying to brag here, but I know that this revolutionary picture hanger is going to be in almost every home, because it solves so many problems when it comes to picture hanging.
So, can I please save the world? If you know of a cost-effective way for me to create Levitate Hanger from recycled materials, please let me know ASAP.
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Thank you for reading.