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

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

    20 Photos to Make You Think and Declare a War on Consumerism
    Greg
    5:44 PM EDT, October 6, 2021

    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.

    #1 Pears grow in Argentina to be processed in Thailand

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    reddit

    #2 Thousands of brand new phone covers are dumped as they don't match the latest models

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    carl0071/reddit

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

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    un_due_e_tre/reddit

    #4 Organic potatoes wrapped in foil

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    reddit

    #5 Two small cosmetics coming with such a loads of packaging

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    secretly-a-bear/reddit

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

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    markianna/reddit

    #8 A Netflix advertisement on... a banana

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    transburneracct/reddit

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

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    GeneralReposti_Bot/reddit

    #10 Words are useless here

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    fajorsk / reddit

    #11 Crocodiles' skins before they are turned into handbags

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    pathorn9/reddit

    #12 A stone support with a very straightforward message

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    #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

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    strawberryfairythug/reddit

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

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    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

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    FluffonStuff/reddit

    #18 An upgrade of a shopping bag

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    kziekh/reddit

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

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    Quinny357/reddit

    #20 A warning we all have to hear

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    davidpetrache/reddit
    Are you a minimalist or do you prefer having a plenty of things?
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