How to become a conscious consumer
a more conscious approach to shopping by omitting something from your shopping basket because you’ve found out it was produced in a factory with unsafe working conditions for employees, for example.
As you make your purchases this month, consider what part you play in the chain of but that are unacceptable to us. I encourage you all to act on what you care about.
Here are some other suggestions to help you be the positive change the world needs today:
Take out packaged, processed foods and keep adding in local, fresh produce.
Source local, sustainable cafes and restaurants to dine in.
Switch plastic containers and bottles out for glass.
Recycle as much as you can and start a compost bin.
Shop eco-friendly, cruelty-free beauty products and fashion lines.
Switch to chemical-free cleaning products.
Use reusable alternatives to items commonly thrown out after one use, such as nappies, plastic wrap, paper towels and batteries.
Source the majority of your grocery items and fresh produce from local farmer’s markets and shops.
Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional.
It costs nothing to take a more conscious approach to shopping.