SHOPPING

1Bombarded 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.

 
 

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