By doing so at vintage stores or online marketplaces, you can help reduce the supply and manufacture of first-hand goods, which is highly detrimental to the environment. The fast-fashion industry produces a lot of new goods, which result in pollution that is highly toxic to the environment, including the pollution of oceans with microplastics. This is exacerbated by the clothes and accessories that are left unsold, which would be burned or dumped in a landfill.
Did you know that transportation is responsible for 24 per cent of direct carbon emissions from fuel combustion, based on a 2019 report by the International Energy Agency on global transportation emissions? Instead of driving a car, switch to public transportation or take the bicycle. Those who still prefer to drive can consider committing to a carpool or switching to an electric vehicle. If driving is a must, opt for fuel-efficient vehicles, and pay attention to your fuel consumption and distance travelled.
Buy products with fewer packaging
Always purchase products with fewer packaging. Excess and multi-layered packaging only ends up in a landfill, which worsens the global environmental issue of waste disposal. Also, choose packaging that is biodegradable.