As a green consumer trying to live a more conscientious lifestyle I've had something of a love/hate relationship with supermarket shopping: Is organic better than local? This packaging is recycled but this product is chemical free. This one doesn't even say... It can all get a bit overwhelming. Thankfully there are guides to keep us informed and help make our shopping lives easier.
At the core of responsible shopping is the idea that every consumer decision has an impact, and that companies reflect the values of their customers. So, in order to be responsible consumers we need to be informed and that's where the guides come in.
Responsible shopping guides provide social and environmental information about the most commonly found products and brands and they are available online or in print for most countries. You can find guides for Australia and America online.
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