Easy Ethical Consumerism

Noah Whang, Sports Editor

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In our modern society, access to resources such as food and utilities have become much easier to attain.

It’s commonplace for people to gravitate towards products that are the cheapest, but a new form of consumerism has developed.

Ethical consumerism allows for political activism to be an indirect result of better consumer choices.

There has been a recent demand for products that are manufactured sustainably and safely.

With the environment deteriorating at an alarming rate, people want food that they can trust.

Pushing buyers to actually take the time to research which products align with sustainability can create reputations for sustainable products.

If the mass majority of a certain population becomes more selective of what they buy, trends in certain purchases can be created for the future.

This will hopefully result in a healthier consumer body and safer manufacturing processes internationally. Ethical consumerism, if done correctly, can better the lives of people in all socioeconomic positions.

Tuna is arguably the most desired fish by people around the world. It is a delicacy which makes some fishermen relentless to hunt them at any cost.

The main issue with tuna fishing was that harmful drift netting and circling techniques were used that caused collateral damage to dolphins.

Fishermen using the much safer purse seine technique began having their tuna sold as “Dolphin Free Tuna.”

Arguably one of the most successful ethical consumerism campaigns ever, you can see dolphin free labels on tuna in many supermarkets today.

People need to be knowledgeable about their products because consumerism has transformed into political decisions.

What someone thinks is unethical in a Western-influenced country might be shocked to discover that same practice is completely normal in a less developed area.

Ethical consumerism is still in its infant stages, but it has the potential to balance universal economics and manufacturing methods.

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