A lot of people blame consumerism as one of the main problems of pollution since people love to have things and use services that pollute the planet. We find it funny that those same people are heavy consumers themselves. But then again, we are all consumers? By every purchase we make, we create demand which is followed by more production of the bought product. It's as simple as that.
If you wish that there would be less CO2 emissions, less plastic, less trash in general you would as a consumer have to stop supporting companies that contribute to that global problem. On a big scale that could make a change. With removing demand, the production would have to lower or stop. This is where the problem arises for most people. But how am I going to live my perfectly comfortable life built around the amazing services these planet-polluting companies are providing? How am I going to stop eating this or that and travel to here or there? After that thought process, most people just decide that there's nothing they can do about it and they keep contributing to the problem (probably feeling guilty with every next purchase). What if there could be something you as a consumer could do before giving up because you're just a small little you that has no impact. We have taken it upon ourselves to stop voting for meat, dairy, eggs, fast fashion (any new fashion) and plastic with our money. But if you're not ready to make a change through changing your habits, why not ask the company providing you with an important day to day product or service to get more "green", be more transparent, make changes in their production, cut out plastic, lower water consumption, etc? Why not demand change? Why not get a little sassy with them and request change? What do you have to lose? Exactly, nothing.
We've sent an email to @soppspasta asking about their plastic packaging. Would you be willing to do such a thing yourself?
Are there any other issues you would ask a brand to stop doing?
Let us know! We can come up with email templates for you to use.
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