A sensible approach to consumer culture
The world’s ever-expanding population and technological advancements of the 21st century have led to an exponential increase in consumer culture, at a rate that is historically unrivalled. With a wealth of products available at our fingertips both in store and (more recently popular) through online shopping, durables are increasingly regarded as disposable.
Lately, however, signs of change have emerged. There is a growing drive to increase product lifetimes, and this shift in attitude has been prompted by an interest in resource, efficiency and demands for waste reduction. Evidence that has been accumulated within the last twenty years in regards to the environmental implications of consumerism has left little, if any, room for doubt as to the need for rapid change.