There are many other ethical considerations when we shop. You could consider some of the following:
- Buy food produced in season, avoiding food that has had to be transported by air.
- Where possible, support your local economy and buy fruit, vegetables and meat from local grocers, butchers, box schemes or farmers’ markets, where all items are locally produced.
- Overfishing is putting many species of fish in danger, as well as upsetting the ecosystem; opt for less endangered varieties and buying ‘line caught’ fish.
- Fair-trade products, such as cotton, have been grown in a sustainable way, both in terms of farming methods but also from an ethical perspective, supporting development in communities across the globe.
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