Local food (market) for sale at a shop in Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk, UK. Buying local produce helps to cut down massively on food miles. © Global Warming Images / WWF

Local food (market) for sale at a shop in Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk, UK. Buying local produce helps to cut down massively on food miles. © Global Warming Images / WWF

Shop sustainably

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  • food production
  • sustainable living
  • sustainable seafood

Australian's have a huge appetite for shopping. Our consumption, per person, out-strips that of people in most other countries. We're an ecological Big Foot, and that's nothing to be proud of.

 

The good news is that as consumers we hold considerable power. We can change the way we live and influence others, even inspire fundamental shifts in manufacturing. The choices we make at the checkout can have a significant impact on future sustainability.

When shopping for food and groceries, electrical appliances or household furniture, we can make environmentally friendly choices. Demonstrating to retailers and manufacturers that we want sustainable options creates a demand for them.

So how do we make informed choices?

Sustainable Shopping Infographic

 

WWF Just* 

Could the products you’re using to rinse your mouth, clean your bath or polish your furniture have an impact on the planet? The answer can be seen floating in our rivers and oceans and buried in countless landfill sites.

WWF initiative just* encourages you to think outside the box and find a world of simple, natural and sustainable alternatives.

Only use sustainably sourced products, if you can’t find them just ask your local retailer.

Check with your Health Expert before applying any of these ingredients to your skin and always do a small patch test first.

 

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