Does buying “Green” products save the planet after all?

 

We all want to be Green, or at least here at Sustainable Skerries we hope we do, but sometimes it’s hard to do right for doing wrong.

Throwing out perfectly good plastic containers that one already owns in order to replace them with fashionably acceptable glass containers is an example.  By doing so one is not reducing either waste or pollution but simply perpetuating the consumerist ethos that we have all become conditioned to (ie buying stuff because that’s what we do) while shouting “look at me, aren’t I great?”

By all means stop buying plastic where possible and appropriate, but not until it (or anything else) has reached end of life.

Here’s a blog post we recently found.  Well worth a read.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/5/14/18563375/zero-waste-products-straws-jars-tote-bags

 

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