Because I’m WOW’s official Anti-Green-Trend ranter, my desk at work has become a dumping ground for all things green and vegetable-tanned. My colleagues get a kick out of placing magazine clippings on my desk, then seeing me seethe at the latest product rushed onto the market to grab a few of the Green Trend’s greenbacks. Here’s a round-up of some of my most hated:
The Evesham Crusader Carbon3 PC – Four trees are planted for every computer sold. Four! Thank God! That will make me feel WAY less guilty about leaving it on all night downloading porn.
The Liberty Squint armchair “in re-used vintage fabric” – My, how ethical, how GREEN of the furniture designers to patch together little scraps of vintage recycled fabric. Sure does help to detract from that prickly little issue of THE MAHOGANY TREE THAT WAS CHOPPED DOWN TO MAKE THE FRICKIN’ LEGS!
Sundance Channel For Your Emmy Consideration recycled DVD packaging – Do I even need to point out the irony of mailing out three never-to-be-watched DVDs to every single member of the Television Academy in the hope of getting an award at a lavish self-congratulatory back-slapping ceremony? Or did I miss the memo informing us that the Emmy statues are being molded from organic parsnip shavings this year?
– Steven Corfe