by advertising in a culture of rampant consumerism, it's easy to forget
that the products we buy have enormous environmental impacts.
Some of the tips below will benefit you and the environment.
- Make a list of what you need before you visit the market. This
should ease the temptation to buy every '2 for 1' on offer.
- Shop around the corner and support your local community rather
than an impersonal supermarket chain. You can walk too so you're
not filling your neighborhood with exhaust fumes.
- We use billions of plastic bags every year and they ultimately
pose a disposal problem or harm animals/wildlife.
Cut down the amount you use, bring your own bag. Use cloth bags
and paper bags. Futurearth will make them available.
- Stick to season and buy local fruit and vegetable It is damaging
to the environment (pollution and greenhouse gas emissions) when
transported from long distance, stored in air-conditioned space
and packaged in plastics.