While I am definitely conscious of environmentalism and agree with the purpose behind its awareness to the herds at large, I think nitpicking television programs is kind of pushing that awareness onto trivial details. Case in point, the results from a Seoul environmental group who is faulting Korean TV shows for showing too many goddamn disposable products:
“On the 30th of July a Seoul environmental group (서울환경운동연합) announced the results of its study of scenes featuring the use of disposable products in nine TV shows on KBC, MBC, and SBS, finding that there were 167 such scenes in the 30-day period beginning May 26th.
Of those scenes, 44 included disposable cups, 44 plastic shopping bags, 36 paper shopping bags, 17 wooden chopsticks, and 13 disposable lunch containers.”
There’s a fine line between instilling positive environmental conduct in habitual ways on television and forcing this stuff down people’s throats. This whole article is giving me the latter, quite frankly.
Honestly, the root of the problem isn’t what is depicted on television, but what is available to consumers in real life.
source: Asian Correspondent