8 Struggles of the Conscious Consumer

It’s hard to be a conscious consumer! We all know that higher prices prohibit us from consuming sustainably. But the barriers facing the conscious consumer go well beyond costs and need to be considered from the perspective of a highly resilient system of interconnected forces that collectively make consumer responsibility analogous to climbing the proverbial waterfall. ​ Aside from higher costs, here is a list of some of the barriers I’ve faced on a regular basis: 1) Transferability: being able to consume responsibly depends on whether the product in question can be used in other contexts. Consider the use of non-disposable diapers that have important benefits for the health of childr

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