20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism

Today’s world is all about consumerism. Stores encourage us to buy more and more things. As a result we end up with houses littered with millions of things that we don’t actually need. We are unhappy about everything and we become the so-called perfect consumers – our needs can never be satisfied and we need more and more ‘wonderful’ things. Buying machines. So perhaps it’s worth giving it a moment of thought and focusing on different things. Our families or hobbies to name just two. The gallery we have prepared for you could inspire you to join the war against consumerism and meet people who are already on the frontline.

THINGS TO FROWN UPON

#1 Pears grow in Argentina to be processed in Thailand

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
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#2 Thousands of brand new phone covers are dumped as they don’t match the latest models

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
carl0071/reddit

#3 You live in a part of Italy that produces 2 million apples per year. And your supermarket offers apples from Chile

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
un_due_e_tre/reddit

#4 Organic potatoes wrapped in foil

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
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#5 Two small cosmetics coming with such a loads of packaging

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
secretly-a-bear/reddit

#6 Perhaps the best illustration of why public transport is the answer

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
markianna/reddit

#7 One cap and so much paper


#8 A Netflix advertisement on… a banana

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
transburneracct/reddit

#9 Just wondering how much of the fish will end up in garbage cans

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
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#10 Words are useless here

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fajorsk / reddit

#11 Crocodiles’ skins before they are turned into handbags

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
pathorn9/reddit

SOMETHING OPTIMISTIC

#12 A stone support with a very straightforward message

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VixenRoss/reddit

#13 A Croatian toilet paper manufacturer uses multiple use bags to sell it

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TheWildHorse/reddit

#14 Perhaps the only billboard that doesn’t want to sell a thing

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
strawberryfairythug/reddit

#15 This year’s Christmas presents come in food boxes together with last year’s Christmas cards

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
Mathemasmitten/reddit

#16 In Norway people who have too many apples just give them away

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OMGno2trump/twitter

#17 Old useless maps work perfectly as wrapping paper

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
FluffonStuff/reddit

#18 An upgrade of a shopping bag

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
kziekh/reddit

#19 Finally a country where the supermarket food is not wasted

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
Quinny357/reddit

#20 A warning we all have to hear

20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
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Are you a minimalist or do you prefer having a plenty of things?