Eco-positive industry is a new term meaning an industry
dedicated to production which enhances, revitalizes and
revives nature and restores the habitat where it is
located and where its products are used or have an
An antonym to eco-positive industries is Greenwash.
bus company that uses "clean fuel" and paints its buses
green is a Greenwash company. A bus company that
plants trees along the roads it uses, has every station
with a planted garden on its roof, pays its drivers fairly
without exploiting them, and sees to the safety of the
pedestrians and other drivers while taking care of the
comfort of the passengers, and listening to their
transportation needs - is an eco-positive company.
An oil company that has every rig at sea hosting a
research team from Greenpeace, funding marine
restoration activities from it, that pays for setting up
underwater cleanup systems (I would recommend Mapal
aeration...) at every port their ships stop at, an oil
company that compensates the peoples displaced in Niger
and Somaly and re-establishes their communities, that
pays the oil pirates in Eritrea and gives them a safe and
permanent position in the river cleanup operations and
lost oil retrival efforts - that's an eco-positive industry.
An eco-positive industry is a sustainable industry that
behaves natively and rehabilitates local nature.
This idea will not solve the problem of "green-washing"
but is a
genuine attempt to tackle the problems of waste,
environmental destruction, extinction and anti-
Eco-positive industry will become the new way of
economic industry that besides being sustainable, and
environmentally friendly, itself merges with the local
environment it is based in, planned so that it will have a
strong positive effect on its surroundings.
No more ugly industrial buildings. No more destruction of
beautiful scenery. An end to the horrific side effects of
manufacturing. A turnaround point for the ruinous
poisonous pollution. Life for the species and
that are threatened with extinction.
Finally, a new way of planning and developing industry.
Eco positive industry involves a multidisciplinary
including architecture, economics, ecology, inventiveness
of course expertise in whatever field that particular
is involved in.
Eco-positive industry plants are built to blend in with the
surrounding environment and even to re-establish ruined
Willy Smitt's Orang-Utang park in Borneo would be
an early example of eco-positive industry, but a better
example would be a modern manufacturing facility with
buildings built into the ground, and serving as a nature
preserve, like the Rothchild park in Zichron Yaakov in
which has a section developing bio-pesticides, but serves
recreational park and a study center of ecology.
Like a person who has a career and wants it to make
but not to kill her/him, and would be thrilled if it is also
dream job that they love, a true eco-positive industry
be established with two incentives: The first to create a
income, the second to be a "positive pump" in sustaining
environment and proactively protecting nature.
Perhaps a public eco-positive society could monitor the
positivity" of these new companies and their facilities,
could expect eco-positive cities and an eco-positive