So what do we do?
We need to change the way we choose the things we buy, just as we have changed the way we choose the food we consume. The shift towards eating real food almost had it easy in terms of change – humans intrinsically know that we get out of our bodies what we put in, and putting in good stuff is simply better for you. We can see the difference it makes.
It’s not so easy when it comes to things.
We often aren’t told where our purchases are made, whether the material has been sustainably sourced, what conditions the people who made it work in, what happens in the environment when we wash or dispose of it.
Being informed is the first step to making better choices.
Choices become habits and habits become behaviour. Changing our behaviour and the way we think about what we consume are the first things we can do to minimise harm to the world we live in.
Want to make a change but not sure where to start?