H4H Habitude 001 | Buy Less Stuff
That's right. We know it's hard to hear but the #1 thing we can all do to respect people and the environment is to buy less stuff. Don't worry, we'll get back to buying things in future H4H Habitudes quickly enough, but step one is indeed to buy less stuff.
Consider the fashion industry. We throw away over 50 million tons of apparel each year around the world (Farra 2019). Americans alone throw away over 80 pounds of apparel each year on average.
Buying the new things is always fun and we do want to promote commerce but buying too much or buying something that you may only use once is simply not sustainable. "Shop till you drop" but only buy what you really need, what you really want, and what will really get a good amount of use.
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