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Sustainable Consumption is more than just a buzzword. It is one of the most important concepts of the 21st century. Sustainable Consumption refers to changing our lifestyle so that we minimize, if not eliminate, our consumption of resources that are not renewable.
The use of plastic is unsustainable. Plastics use petroleum and the supply of petroleum in the world is limited. At some future time, there will be no more petroleum. Hence, Sustainable Consumption dictates that we should try to find a way to reduce or even eliminate plastic use.
Meat consumption is another common trend that is quite unsustainable. The number of greenhouse gasses released when raising pigs, cattle, or other food animal is through the charts. Worse the amount of land needed to raise livestock is larger than the amount of land that is needed to raise crops.
In other words, if we want to build a new and better world the vegans have point. We need to reduce our dependency on meat and meat by-products. Going vegan would allow existing land to feed more people.
Clothes that uses artificial threads are another issue for sustainability. Rayon, polyester and other threads that are based on petroleum are eventually going to run out. Cotton, wool, and silk are grown from plants and animals and they will not run out.
Sure many modern fabrics are blends of natural and artificial materials. But for the sake of the planet. Perhaps we need to rethink our fashion choices. It might be a fun challenge to see how we can be fashionable even when using these natural fabrics.
Changing Household Materials Used
Replacing household items that are disposable with reusables can be a challenging but rewarding thing. For example, we can use bamboo or metal straws to replace plastic straws. We can use a cloth hand towel to replace tissue paper. We can use a bidet instead of… you get the idea.
In a nutshell, the point of sustainable consumption is to find a way to reduce our consumption of limited resources. This is good for the planet and humanity. After all limited resources are limited and manufacturing them into useful things.
Ensuring the survival of our species is a worthy goal. Perhaps we can consider contributing to it instead of hurting it.
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