Waste, and why we waste
“Waste isn’t waste until we waste it”Will I Am
This quote perfectly resonates with us, not only because of the deeper level of consciousness recent events have brought. We have always paid attention to reducing waste as much as possible.
Writing on the backside of printed sheets, not using plastic coffee cups, refilling our water bottles, limiting the quantity of paper used for packaging. These are only some of our actions to reduce the litter we produce. Perhaps now we take this matter even more seriously since the damage we have caused to the environment is visible.
The waste culture
But, digging deeper, where does our wastefulness come from? When did we start wasting so much?
Waste is the ignorant byproduct of an over-consumerist society.
From the 1950s, little by little, overconsumption has been promoted as a great lifestyle pattern and taken over our lives. Completely ignoring the consequences.
Consume like there’s no tomorrow, is the motto. And, if we go on like this, there will be no tomorrow!
The fact that masses can be easily manipulated is quite scary. The fact that given a sense of comfort, we avoid thinking, is not a good sign.
By the way, walking through our journey, we acknowledge our mistakes. Our eyes are open, so we want to change for the better.
Whether fashion waste or any other kind, consciousness reflects itself on many levels and layers.
First of all, please stop wasting food! Then, whenever you are tired of something, consider other options before tossing it.
Even in the case of fashion, please don’t throw away clothes you don’t want anymore.
There are ways to reduce fashion waste:
. choose quality, it lasts longer.
. wash in lower temperatures, so clothes will not get damaged.
. repair when possible.
. donate to charity.
. some shops collect items to recycle.
. resell if you want, there are many resell platforms.
We have options available, so how much waste is up to us.