Reduce your junk buying can save you money and the environment.
I was shopping for shorts at SportsDirect today, and had a reusable bag like the one in the image. At the counter I had an argument with the sales assistant, who did a hard sell to try to sell me one of their bags; it seems I was unable to get through to him that I only purchase what I need, and I already had a bag. I had no desire to purchase one of their overpriced, low quality bags, with the added bonus to them of advertising their brand on it.
My advice to reduce junk in your life:
1. purchase only what you need.
3. buy things that last.
I encountered the ugly face of capitalism today at SportsDirect, the sort that does the following:
- causes waste.
- causes pollution.
- causes resource wars for finite resources.
As “consumers” we all have a part to play in changing our habits and how corporations treat the environment. The shop assistants may moan, like the SportsDirect assistant did today, but by buying only what you need you are richer and the environment benefits.