Consumption and garbage: a at one end, the other in another

5 de September de 2014, por em Consumption, Trash
Consumption and garbage: a at one end, the other in another

Is that consumption raises trash and this will be higher or lower depending on our choices and the way of life that we have adopted. The joy and happiness that many consumers feel when shopping is the opposite of the scenario, where you will find the product after it has been completed their period of use.

But then the thing turns into garbage, begins a new chapter in the trajectory of consumption, which is environmentally appropriate disposal of waste. Companies that generate a lot of garbage is because they consume too much. When the volume of garbage is big, its allocation will also be more difficult and complex. Assuming everything works 100% fine with our garbage, that is, that at the beginning of the process it through selective collection and everything that is possible to be recycled go to recycling, there’s still one left good so much that there’s no where unless put in landfills.

Landfills are a problem for the population and for public managers. Besides, there are few and are overflowing with garbage. Their extinction is a need that is told in the Brazilian solid waste Policy. The spread of conscious consumption is crucial to change this scenario.

The Akatu Institute proposes a roadmap to help consumers to make conscious purchasing decisions, and garbage’s blog shows all that is possible to be transformed, recycled and refurbished in its showcase Gaia of sustainable products.


Consumers should opt for:


  1. Durable products, more than by accelerated obsolescence or disposable.
  2. Products whose production is local, regional, rather than global.
  3. Production, products and services that are socially and environmentally sustainable.
  4. Products in virtual version, more than in physics.
  5. Adopt the sharing of products, more than ownership and individual use.