Choosing Eco-Friendly Retailers: Why Where You Spend Your Money Matters.

 

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Environmentally friendly retail

 

Where you choose to shop has an impact. Use your purchasing power for change.

Since starting this site I’ve been wondering about some of the brands I buy from regularly. I did a quick search on a couple. Their performance in the areas of workers conditions and environmental sustainability was disappointing to say the least.

Can I really enjoy a product that was most likely made in a sweat shop? Do I really need that item that’s probably going to break in a year and be in landfill long after I’m gone? It’s time to put some serious thought into what I’m really paying for.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying everyone should immediately change their wasteful ways. Nor am I suggesting boycott buying from hardworking local stores (who are most likely doing their best to balance sustainable practice with the practicalities of running a business).

I’m on a budget. I’ve got two kids who will continue to want the latest, greatest plastic toy. I know it’s going to be a challenge for me to ditch thirty odd years of ‘disposable’ habits. I am positive though.

If more people start taking their hard earned to retailers with strong environmental and ethical policies, perhaps more businesses will put sustainability issues higher on the agenda.

 


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