Dean Rohrer

Rechazar la capacidad para derrochar

SINGAPUR– Nuestros antepasados la predicaban. Nuestros padres nos la enseñaron. Occidente la está adoptando. Entonces, ¿por qué nosotros, los asiáticos, la estamos abandonando?

Me refiero a la conciencia medioambiental: conservar el agua, apagar una televisión que nadie esté mirando, llamar al Ayuntamiento para que dispongamos en nuestro edificio de un recipìente destinado al reciclaje de la basura, no tirar de la cadena del retrete por la noche (esto siempre causa estupor).

El estilo de vida de quienes crecimos en la India en el decenio de 1980 era muy diferente del actual. Un hogar típico apenas producía basura. Todo se usaba una y otra vez hasta que quedaba inservible.

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