People Break Down Which Things Everyone Should Stop Buying Immediately

Fast fashion is terrible for the environment, one of the largest polluters of clean water globally because of its all too common use of cheap, toxic textile dyes.

It also places producers under more and more pressure to manufacture more and more clothes on masse–the people working in the factories that make this stuff are being paid a pittance, contributing to much of the wealth inequality in less developed nations.

Additionally, it's estimated that the textiles industry produces 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 per year and that just two percent of all fast fashion emissions can be reduced through recycling. Ouch. Time to change habits, right?


People shared their thoughts on this and other topics after Redditor urmomsucked asked the online community:

"What should people seriously stop buying?"

"Pets..."

"Pets they can’t take care of."

WonderfulShop888

I have known several people who got puppies, decided they couldn't handle them, and dumped them. It's rage-inducing.

"Nestle products."

"Nestle products. Literally the most evil company currently in business. Unfortunately it's really hard to tell what brands they own."

I_used_to_be_hip

Nestle is responsible for the deaths of babies in undeveloped nations. It's sick.

"Designer clothes..."

"Designer clothes and accessories with logos slapped all over them. It wastes your money and makes you look idiotic."

Botryoild2000

The funny thing is, the designer clothes/accessories with logos slapped all over them are typically the cheapest options from said designer.

"Simple syrup."

"Simple syrup. It’s sugar water with an $8 price tag."

providentialchief

It's easy enough to make your own. Your iced tea will never be the same again.

"Cheap belts."

"Cheap belts. A quality leather belt will last you decades."

[deleted]

I have a few (quality leather belts, that is) and they've lasted for years and years. Can confirm.

"Cigarettes."

"Cigarettes. To anyone reading this, please just don't start even if it's out of curiosity. I'm 20 years deep into this and it's hell."

SeaSwimmer5386

Smoking is a brutal addiction to break. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed rules prohibiting menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars to stop young people from picking up the habit.

"Garment workers..."

"Fast fashion. Garment workers get paid s*it, the environment suffers and you look like everybody else on the street with no personality or sense of individualism."

SenoritaBrownRecluse

This should be up at the top. The environmental impact is terrible.

"Unnecessarily large vehicles..."

"Unnecessarily large vehicles, which they'll then inevitably complain cost too much to fill the gas tank."

[deleted]

Gas guzzlers need to go. It's far past time that they be phased out.

"Anything advertised..."

"Anything advertised on Instagram. It’s a scam and those influencers are just making it look cheap AF."

megapintt

Or just avoid Instagram in general. That would solve a lot.

"New phones..."

"New phones when their current is just as good."

[deleted]

You've got that right. People buy a new one for the hell of it without even thinking about it.

It's pretty clear that many of us need to change our habits now. Our wallets will thank us later.

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