great post man>you're going to have to pressure your local governments
The thing is that governments reflect the people.
People don't give an actual fuck man. If they did, it would have already been done
Something it's usually ignored (by you too I believe) is the *effort* that being green implies.
It's common to cry about le ebil corporations, but the cold truth is that if corps implemented actual green policies, the products would be too expensive.
Don't be a hippies and start whinning that "money is not everything".
Bottom line, money is just an abstract quantification of resources, labour, goods and efforts in general. So it has nothing to do with corporate decision making, capitalism or whatever you want to pin it down to.
If a product is green, it requires more effort to be produced. No matter the framing system (capitalism, communism, anarcho-[insert meme]), this effort is unsormountably going to be transmited to the consumers.
The government and corporations run things, but if the industrial complex goes green, the actual work is done by the majority
You know very well most people wouldn't implement all those "small meaningless changes"
Ok, those are not the crucial matter, but it's telling of what people are willing to go through
eg, making fast-biodegradable plastic
It takes more effort when you don't go the easiest, cheapest, environmentally uncaring way. This mean that you as a worker, are going to work harder *too* for every single plastic bag, because it encapsules the labour of, say, twice as people.
Apply this for every consumer product, and people won't want this
They'd rather import stuff from China that doesn't give a fuck
On the bright side, there's a lot of low hanging fruit, and gratituos polution that amounts mostly to just regulations
Also lots of techs are coming up.
But people would still need to pull some extra effort, so they won't be separating plastic from banana peels, but they will be working an extra shift