Consumerism is destroying the Earth.
From conception to packaging and shipping to end-of-life, every single item in our shop is
PLASTIC-FREE, biodegradable, recycled/up-cycled, recyclable, and carbon neutral.
Finally, you can shop with peace of mind that the products you use are
responsibly manufactured and won't end up in a landfill or the ocean.
What's the problem?
Microplastics. Synthetic fibers.
Only 100 companies are the main cause of plastic pollution. If these 100 companies changed their ways, they could change the entire world. But, that doesn't mean we should use that as an excuse to do nothing.
Loss of Biodiversity.
To produce stuff, "humanity uses more of Earth's resources than it can replenish. A recent WWF report found that the population sizes of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians have experienced a decline of an average of 68% between 1970 and 2016.
This is mainly due to land-use change, particularly the conversion of habitats, like forests, grasslands and mangroves, into agricultural systems. Animals such as pangolins, sharks and seahorses are significantly affected by the illegal wildlife trade, and pangolins are critically endangered because of it.
More broadly, a recent analysis has found that the sixth mass extinction of wildlife on Earth is accelerating. More than 500 species of land animals are on the brink of extinction and are likely to be lost within 20 years; the same number were lost over the whole of the last century. The scientists say that without the human destruction of nature, this rate of loss would have taken thousands of years."
Source: "The Biggest Environmental Problems of Our Lifetime" by Earth.org
Consumerism. + Hoarding.
What can we do about it?
Use. + Reuse.
Use what you have! Most of us have a SHIT ton of stuff lying around in closets, drawers, and storage that could sustain us for days, weeks, or even years! So, before you go buying new stuff - USE WHAT YOU HAVE!
Most things can be used more than once. Use it until it dies!
Repurpose. + Recycle.
Give it a new life! Use old sauce jars to hold paintbrushes or snacks. Get creative with it!
When you can’t reuse or repurpose it, go ahead and recycle it responsibly.
Say NO thank you to single-use plastics like silverware and straws etc. Use your own at home or carry some reusables around with you (pro tip: you don’t have to buy travel cutlery - you can just bring what you have at home!)
Cut back on buying stuff just to buy it. Don’t fall for the marketing schemes - you probably DON’T NEED IT. Less is more.
Trace. + Replace.
Now you can replace the things you NEED with something better. Just make sure to trace the supply chain firs to make sure it was made ethically! Or just shop Ethikli where we've already done the research for you.
Check out the Ethikli Shop for all your basic needs - we’re constantly adding more vendors and products!
Rethink + Unlearn.
Start to rethink what you’ve been taught growing up. Most of us have been brainwashed and conditioned since birth that more is better. In reality, less really is more [for everyone].
I created Ethikli to make it easy to shop ethically and sustainably. I'll keep adding more Ethikli-Approved brands and products until you can buy literally everything you need without the greed and suffering.
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