What is conscious consumption?
Have you really thought about what you are consuming?
In an age whereby most products we buy are of the disposable nature is there a rise in consumers consciousness?
Are we too busy going through the motions of life to have time to make a decision different to what we have always made?
Can we think outside the box and consider the impact of our purchases?
These are the questions I ask myself every time I pop the catalogues into the recycling bin without reading them.
I have had an increase in awareness, a conviction in my spirit, I feel a deep social responsibility to use what we have been given well and to not be wasteful.
These are the deliberate thoughts I have now before making a purchase decision.
- Can this be recycled ?
- Was this product made by someone being exploited?
- What is this products environmental impact?
- How long will this last?
- Does this fulfil the function I am buying it for?
- Do I really need this item?
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle against the constant push against a society that tells us we need more and more.
What strategies do you use to practice conscious consumption and consume less?
I would love to hear.