In World 56, all citizens collectively decide how public money is spent on scientific research, driven by the need to maintain the earth’s resources and biodiversity, for future generations.
Before the very first polyester fibre (Terylene) came into existence (1941), society was able to consider its benefits and problems from all angles. Polyester became part of a balanced palette of textiles, produced in limited amounts, used mostly in performance clothes, and always recycled. Users value its lightness and durability, but can choose what fibres go into what clothing. The open evaluation process ensures that materials are understood and treated respectfully.
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