How to consume ecologically? I and many of my friends think about this every day. Own needs and awareness is facing the fact that consumption should be reduced. Everyone wants to be a responsible consumer but after all how much we are willing to give up?
Responsible consumption has traditionally been understood such a way that consumption should be reduced rather than purchase more ethical and ecological products. This traditional way of thinking is giving way and people wants to spend more and more without compromising on quality of life. More and more people think that it is better to consume with consideration and many are willing to pay more for a product if it is made ecologically.
Also, quality is an important factor. People are ready to pay more if the product would last and this way they don’t have to buy a new one as often. Crucial question is that how much of the product’s environmental friendliness people are willing to pay? All the time I try to watch out that my product choices are ethical and ecological. But however, very often happens that when I’m making my decision, the price goes over. It is contemplated that a positive attitude towards responsible consumption is widespread, but especially young adults are more hedonistic and status is an important value.
I feel constantly guilty to consume too much and not to pay enough attention to ecology. How to find a balance? Do you have a solution?