Another area to cut down on is packaging. Some strides have been made here. Like you probably haven't even noticed the plastic twist off caps you use for all kinds of beverages like milk, soda, juice, coffee creamer and so on is now thinner, shorter, and uses less overall mass. Always appeal first to a man's greed, never his morality, and when you must appeal to his vacant morality do so in such a way that he feels socially judged for it. In the simple case of these plastic caps it can cost less money to produce the smaller cap and you can pass that on through the supply chain to encourage its adoption. Sorry fat people, I don't care if your fat greasy fingers can't grip the cap as easily. Do what you dont do in losing weight and actually put some personal effort in.
Portion size can also be controlled. In context of this thread I'm no longer mad about it because what happened during the 2008-09 recession was companies simply sold food in smaller containers without telling anyone rather than raising the prices. Oddly enough no one bitched about it. It was baffling. It was like somehow people were too fucking stupid even to notice that a jar of pesto or tub of ice cream was smaller than before but cost the same amount of money. So that is yet another tactic that can be employed, and even if you have to shake that slimy filthy disgusting hand of another person to pass it you can yet again appeal to man's greed and get them on board with selling smaller and smaller portions. In fact spraying cities with appetite suppressants or lacing their drinking water with it instead of fluoride would be a fantastic sounding idea, but we don't need to and it would have unintended consequences anyway. Just sell less food. Push fashions for smaller...whoa you know what o just realized? Skinny jeans are still the fashion. It uses less resources to make and accentuates whether a person is a disgusting fat fuck. Now frankly if you go to any city you will immediately notice how everyone's pants makes them look like complete faggots, but you can get people to wear all kinds of ridiculous looking nonsense especially if you get enough celebrities on board. Have a few musicians and actors wearing this silly shit and spouting off the party line. Get them to wear your faggot jeans so it becomes hip. If I'm the international banker I literally pay their salaries through owning and giving loans to the big movie and music studios.
Now some conspiracy theorist might finally notice it to which some random "skeptic" ie gullible sheep who follows the party line might finally ask: why in the FUCK does the Illuminati care what kind of jeans I wear? Why in the FUCK would the Illuminati give a shit about promoting something so asinine? And the answer is obviously to save on dyes and fabrics, and to accentuate the human form. Why? To make fantasies more embarrassed. Why? Because we want to drive down resource consumption to help not rape the planet as severely as we would otherwise.
I've heard it said that we just need to switch to nuclear. Frankly, this dangerous and expensive technology is too much of a hazard and a pain in the ass imo. We desperately need to switch off coal consumption, which some vile humanity and biosphere hating idiots in office want us to plow deeper into, but nuclear isnt the answer for the simple fact that just the waste itself is a perpetual extreme hazard. I think we can go somewhat nuclear but do you seriously want us to give Saudi Arabia nuclear plants? I believe in ruthlessness, not overt stupidity. It is one thing to replace coal and natgas operations with nuclear power, but it is quite another to consider the risk of nuclear enrichment facilities being made specifically for nuclear proliferation under the cover of "peaceful nuclear programs for energy." Which, again, a certain fat idiot has been working hard against anti-proliferation for reasons I can only surmise as being a hate for humanity that surpasses even my own and a deep rooted desire at triggering the apocalypse and ending life on earth for some reason. Japan does not need a nuclear arsenal, and peacetime nuclear tech still risks massive and enduring problems. I don't think it's a solution if 10,000 years from now the waste from these facilities is still a deadly hazard, and if said waste can simply be derailed, blown up, or partially sunk in the ocean. It would be nice to have a safe and cheap space program to launch it into the sun, but even that wouldn't solve every problem, and could make some new ones. So as it stands, I think we'd need more hydroelectric and wind power, since while the infrastructure itself is pricey it's a longer term solution without as terrible long term consequences (at least the wind, the hydroelectric not so much depending on what rivers etc you dam).
But this is not just a supply side issue--we have to slash demand. I think that part of it can just be shaming rich people, perhaps from a Communist sort of angle. Not that we give a shit about Communism any more than any other ideology, which is what every ideology is: a useful tool for the clever to inflict on the not as clever, particularly to achieve certain ends. Anyone who sincerely believes in an ideology is a fool. Luckily, fools are the most abundant resource on earth now and for the foreseeable future, and a resource that should be relentlessly exploited. It matters not that one man speaks out against you if 50 of his friends are actively on your side. As such, you can cut down on things like everyone feeling the need for giant flat screen TVs for some reason. What for? It uses massive amounts of precious resources while causing tons of pollution and running the thing itself causes pollution. Just leaving an appliance off but plugged in slowly drains the power grid. As such, inculcate in the man the opposite sense of what is now, where you turn people currently showing off how much shiny shit they have and can buy as a surrogate for personal worth, and instead turn the societal virtue to the opposite where it is the man who can get by with the least who is most virtuous. None of this Hollywood rapper garbage where the worst crash excess is openly celebrated, but instead get people to view such people with a mixture of loathing, contempt, disgust. Celebrate asceticism! This must be the new virtue, because it is the old virtue. Buddhism and Christinity are both predicated on it. [S]Ask people to[/s] make people abandon the vapid consumerism, and instead embark on a path of a monk, to become as close to a man who only needs a robe and a ball of rice to get by.