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Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] | Stuff we like | Scoop.it

Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize just how much we consume. While purchasing 'green this' and 'eco-friendly that' is all well and good, one of the root causes of our environmental problems is hyper consumption. We simply buy too much of what we don't really need. So, we leave here some statistics on three major topics of consumerism: food, cars and trash...


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Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on—or off

Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on—or off | Stuff we like | Scoop.it

Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It’s also environmental. “We found that irrespective of personality, in situations that activate a consumer mindset, people show the same sorts of problematic patterns in wellbeing, including negative affect and social disengagement.

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Visual Loop - Consumerism Stats

Visual Loop - Consumerism Stats | Stuff we like | Scoop.it

When we look up at the numbers behind the impact of everyday pleasures and think about the ongoing debate about climate change and the all the other environmental impacts caused by that lifestyle, one thing gets clear: we need to change.
Take a look at some of the numbers we’re bringing you here, and think about it.
Or better yet, act upon it.


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Andrew McLaughin's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:11 PM

When considering this topic it is important to spend time thinking about the overarching issue of waste and consumerism. The infographic points out the issue with plastic production and waste. These products, oftentimes, are disposable very quickly if not immediately. 

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Sislej Xhafa: New Exhibition Examines The Effects of Contemporary Consumerism - ArtLyst

Sislej Xhafa: New Exhibition Examines The Effects of Contemporary Consumerism - ArtLyst | Stuff we like | Scoop.it
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Sislej Xhafa: New Exhibition Examines The Effects of Contemporary Consumerism
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The taxidermy cat, in particular, indicates the absurdity of recycling an animal's body, in the hope of capturing the animal's essence even after its death.

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