When excessive consumption is acceptable

Consumer with purchased items

You can buy and spend in excess in the next situations:

1. Unlimited natural resources are used:

The products are manufactured according to a technology that allows the preservation of limited resources (flora, fauna, soil, minerals, air, water, etc.).

For example:

  • a solar-based heating system can heat a larger number of rooms.
  • a pool that has a closed filter circuit and a solar-based heating system.

2. No waste generation.

The waste caused in the:

  • manufacturing,
  • consumer use,
  • and disposal

is very small and controlled.

For example, if we go to a store that sells bottled water daily, where the following requirements are met:

  • plastic bottles are made of collected bottles and in the manufacturing process toxic emissions are controlled (they are very small),
  • the bottles are collected from the consumer back for the money,

then we can buy bottled water daily from this store, otherwise, it is reasonable to buy a water filter (in this case, excessive consumption of bottled water is very harmful to nature and is not acceptable).

3. Consumption in large quantities does not harm the consumer or other people.

Excessive consumption has direct and indirect effects (health, finance, well-being) on ​​the buyer and other people. You can read more details about this in the next article: How are you affected by the cult of consumption?

Note! On our website in the SHOP section, you can find products from different categories with an explanation regarding the impact of the purchase on the environment and people.


About Matthew Light

Hello and thank you for joining me on the blog. Probably my name doesn't tell you anything, and you wonder why you read me :) For this question I have the following answer: The articles created by me are some conclusions made after: - analysis of people's behavior during shopping and after; - analysis of direct and hidden advertising (such as advertising from the movies, shows, songs, and so on); - activating in different positions: low and high salary jobs, jobs where I did monkey job, and positions where I organized the work activities of several dozen people. - analysis of thematic information from different sources (TV, books, blogs, documentaries, and others). The information has been structured in such a way that it is easy for you to find answers to the questions related to "How to contribute to the improvement of the ecological situation and to the well-being of people through the tools we have as consumers".

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