Have you ever heard of "unshopping"?
Neither had I!
But the notion is intriguing. "Unshopping" can be seen as a way of counteracting the pervasive, persuasive, almost hypnotic effect of aggressive, biased commercials aimed at influencing us toward impulsive, emotional shopping.
Here's one list of questions that can help a person "unshop":
Before buying anything, ask yourself …
· Do I really need and want this? Can I get by without it?
· Is it made from renewable or nonrenewable resources?
· Is it made of recycled materials and is it recyclable?
· How long will it last and how will I dispose of it?
· Can it be maintained and repaired?
· Could I borrow it, rent it, or buy it secondhand?
· Is it overpackaged?
· Is it worth the time I worked to pay for it and its cost to the environment?
What questions seem to be not applicable to you? What questions would you like to see also considered?