Consumer Choice – Do You Really Have One in Today’s Climate of Austerity?

Some of us remember the good old days.Must be I’m getting old. When did buying soap involve it being wrapped in plastic that then finds its way into the oceans and we end up eating it because it is now in the salt, tuna and the anchovies that for some reason we feed to chickens and pigs?

The environment isn’t the only thing that is screwed. Why is it cheaper to end up eating plastic then to buy the soap unwrapped? Because this is the way that multinational corporates do business. I always thought that they were no good for us and how much proof do we need.

We did buy this soap at Planet Organic on Saturday. How did we get it home? I put it in my backpack. It made it smell nice but I suppose with a bit of thought I could have taken a bag with me to stop that happening. Unfortunately, Faith in Nature is quite expensive compared to the corporately wrapped soap in the corporate supermarket. You can see where I’m going with this. So for all those people just about scraping by they have to purchase the soap in the supermarket and eventually they and their children will be eating the wrapping. What great progress we have made as a species.

Author: paulpaddington

Author of books for children. Eight published so far and working on several others.

2 thoughts on “Consumer Choice – Do You Really Have One in Today’s Climate of Austerity?”

  1. There is no doubt that plastics are inundating our environment in an unhealthy way.
    The corporate world (Dow Chemical and Monsanto) has a great deal to say how
    products are typically packaged and sold. Try standing up to them as thousands have
    already and you will probably be disappointed.
    Thank you for this great post!


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