As a 1st world nearly triple A economy, I think we should be asking for more from our technology so we’re less bogged down with technology that would have been fine from the 1950s.
No more big nets for fishing the seas blindly, Use technology to tweak them [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21500701]
No more lorries that are just boxes being dragged along the road, tweak the shape [http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/investors/press_releases/12092007_mscutscarbonwithteardroptrailers]
George Ferguson, Bristol’s Mayor believes in approaching the Severn barrage problem “incrementally”
Less recycling, we should be straight up re-using more products, how many sandwich boxes are thrown away every day from a Meal Deal
No more houses built with insulation as a last thought, [http://www.homesmartinsulation.co.uk/]
BLah blah blah, be incremental, but technology tweaks can save a lot of problems.