Well — this could grow into a really big conversation with lots of examples…. I immediately thought of water bottles — good because it got people drinking more water, bad because well, companies are getting rich selling people what they can get from the tap and of course, the plastic pollution!
How often do things get started and with success, money morphs into the main focus.
A while back, I wrote about the food industry and their awareness of sugar raising havoc. In the article I read, one of the food companies called the others together to discuss the problem — the issue was ignored in the name of profit. Nobody ever wants to give up a good thing.
The link to Michael Moss’ article is in the first paragraph.