Tag: consumerism

    The British do not buy bags in stores because they save, not worry about the planet – research

    The decline in the use of disposable plastic bags in the UK is due to people’s desire to save, not to care for the environment. This is evidenced by a large study by the University of Nottingham Business School,  The Guardian reports. An analysis of nearly 1.3 million transactions showed that plastic bags are mostly […]

    New Year without garbage: how to celebrate the main holiday without harming nature?

    The New Year and Christmas holidays are perhaps the most waste-generating period of the year. Shops, shop windows, streets, offices, entrances and, of course, apartments are decorated… maybe, too much decorated by the unnecessary things? Let’s make it clear, reading the Sher.media article.   What’s wrong with the New Year? Of course, the celebration as […]

    “Mushroom headphones,” gum sneakers and apple bags: 13 sustainable alternatives available now

    While we continue to buy plastic bags in a bit of shame, some are already making the eco-friendly products of the future. Let’s read the Knife article about how inventors from all over the world have turned familiar goods into samples of total environmental friendliness. Their production not only does not harm nature, but even […]

    Environmental activists in Europe blocked Amazon’s centers on Black Friday due to excessive consumption

    On Friday, November 26, the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances to 13 Amazon distribution centers in the UK (including its largest one, in the Scottish town of Dunfermline) and one each in Germany and the Netherlands, the BBC and Reuters reported. Police arrested five people at a protest in Dartford and 17 in […]

    Where to put old gadgets? Let’s search for a solution

    13 iPhone made you look for the last refuge for the previous smartphone? Did the headphones break again? The laptop finally failed your 125 tabs and died a quiet death? All these things could end up in the dump. But they will harm the environment. Thankfully to Rubryka, we’ve found alternative solutions that everyone needs. […]

    Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction

    We present you a remarkable opinion written by The Guardian columnist George Monbiot. He guesses that instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up. *** There is a myth about human beings that withstands all evidence. It’s that […]

    A “greener” life. Habits that will help save the planet

    Being environmentally conscious is normal. This is the global trend of recent years, when large-scale fires take the lives of millions of plants and animals; microplastics have settled even in breast milk; and glaciers of the sixth continent due to global warming melt right before our eyes. International organizations and individual states fight for the […]

    Want to save the Earth? Then don’t buy that shiny new iPhone

    Apple has just unveiled the latest all-singing, all-dancing iteration of its handset, but perhaps you should resist the hype. This is the main advice of the article published by The Guardian. On September 14, Apple released its latest phone – the iPhone 13. Naturally, it was presented with the customary breathless excitement. It has a […]

    Forget shorter showers: why personal change does not equal eco-political change

    Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler? Or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday? Or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons? Or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights […]

    The balance between “slow life” and “modern world”: is it our common future?

    Some countries of the Persian Gulf are an example of how countries of a “temperate” climate will live if all forests and historically formed ecosystems are destroyed. In such a hypothetical (and apocalyptic) case, Europe, for example, would have to desalinate water, live in artificially air-conditioned cities, and grow fruits and vegetables not in open-air […]