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"How far can you think?"
I've been a closet innovator for a long time in the bureaucratic environment of federal government. In these institutions innovation happens in spite of the organization rather than because of it. I have had the good fortune to work with some of the world's best innovators in trying to flip this around, and am still working at it!
Many try to continue to interact via conversation even when it no longer is possible. I was amazed recently to watch dementia patients entertained through karaoke accompanied by words displayed on a screen, which I'd have never thought of. I think through experimentation, we could more often find things that seem to resonate beyond spoken language.
Regarding using less packaging, it's not necessarily the solution people imagine. When using the sleeves on paper coffee cups, I usually have to use two of them to keep from burning my fingers. Economizing past a certain point can backfire. Reducing the plastic in bottled water may be perpetuating a problem rather than addressing it directly. Glass, aluminum, paper. Rather than struggling to make plastics workable, we really ought to pursue solutions we know will work.
I see the primary use case being the family on a picnic. When it comes time to dispose of the trash, they could feel as though what they dispose of will find its way back into recycled packaging. When I lived in Germany more than 30 years ago I knew that glass bottles I disposed of would be either re-used or made into more glass bottles. Aluminum cans, the same.