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Decisions about the things we buy can move us toward, or away from, being sustainable. Thinking about things like the amount of resources used, how efficient the goods are and their lifecycle can help us make more environmentally friendly purchases. How can we reconfigure our retail filters to include our environmental responsibilities?
Avoid Products with Excessive Packaging
Give priority to purchasing unpackaged products and save the earth's precious resources.
Buy Fairtrade Food and Products
To stop the degradation of the global environment we have to deal with the failings of global trade, namely its tendency to increase poverty and its exploitation of the weak. Buying products labelled 'Fairtrade' is a good start.
Buy Paper and Wood Responsibly
Help make the harvesting of the world's forests environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. Buy Forest Stewardship Council certified timber and wood products.
Buy Second-Hand Goods
By purchasing second-hand goods from an opportunity shop, you are supporting a charity, getting a bargain, and reducing the resources required to satisfy your consumption needs.
Purchase Recycled Goods
From toilet paper to chairs, jackets to dog leads, there are products made from recycled products that are great quality, so recycle when you buy.
Tune your Shopping Radar to the Environment
Become aware of the environmental implications of your consumption, and purchase those goods that have the least impact on our future.
Use Modern Cloth Nappies
The benefits of the easy to use, comfortable and stylish modern cloth nappies are significant - both for the environment and financially.
Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
Common cleaning products, disinfectants, and air fresheners are creating a toxic environment at home. Try the natural alternatives and live longer.
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