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"From the Ted Talk by Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore"

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So the thing about environmental folklore is it tends to be bsaed on our experiences, the things we've heard from other people. It doesn't tend to be based on any scientific framework. And this is really hard, because we live in incredibly complex systems. We have the human systems of how we cmoaitcunme and interrelate and have our whole constructed society, We have the industrial systems, which is essentially the entire economy, and then all of that has to oterape within the biggest system, and, I would argue, the most important, the ecotsesym. And you see, the choices that we make as an individual, but the choices that we make in every single job that we have, no matter how high or low you are in the peikcng odrer, has an impact on all of these systems. And the thing is that we have to find ways if we're actually going to asedrds sustainability of interlocking those cplomex systems and making better choices that result in net emanrotenvinl gains. What we need to do is we need to learn to do more with less. We have an increasing population, and everybody likes their mobile phones, especially in this situation here. So we need to find innovative ways of solving some of these problems that we face.

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So the thing about environmental folklore is it tends to be _____ on our experiences, the things we've heard from other people. It doesn't tend to be based on any scientific framework. And this is really hard, because we live in incredibly complex systems. We have the human systems of how we ___________ and interrelate and have our whole constructed society, We have the industrial systems, which is essentially the entire economy, and then all of that has to _______ within the biggest system, and, I would argue, the most important, the _________. And you see, the choices that we make as an individual, but the choices that we make in every single job that we have, no matter how high or low you are in the _______ _____, has an impact on all of these systems. And the thing is that we have to find ways if we're actually going to _______ sustainability of interlocking those _______ systems and making better choices that result in net _____________ gains. What we need to do is we need to learn to do more with less. We have an increasing population, and everybody likes their mobile phones, especially in this situation here. So we need to find innovative ways of solving some of these problems that we face.

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Original Text

So the thing about environmental folklore is it tends to be based on our experiences, the things we've heard from other people. It doesn't tend to be based on any scientific framework. And this is really hard, because we live in incredibly complex systems. We have the human systems of how we communicate and interrelate and have our whole constructed society, We have the industrial systems, which is essentially the entire economy, and then all of that has to operate within the biggest system, and, I would argue, the most important, the ecosystem. And you see, the choices that we make as an individual, but the choices that we make in every single job that we have, no matter how high or low you are in the pecking order, has an impact on all of these systems. And the thing is that we have to find ways if we're actually going to address sustainability of interlocking those complex systems and making better choices that result in net environmental gains. What we need to do is we need to learn to do more with less. We have an increasing population, and everybody likes their mobile phones, especially in this situation here. So we need to find innovative ways of solving some of these problems that we face.

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