By Donnachadh McCarthy
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52 Before buying something, always ask yourself if this is something that you really want. Think if you would rather spend the money on an experience instead, such as an acupuncture session or a sauna. Buying an experience rather than a product eliminates the need for the raw materials used in its production and packaging. 53 Rather than simply buying even more consumer products for someone’s birthday or Christmas present, buy them an experience instead that uses no resources, eg a holistic massage or a trip to the theatre, a dance performance or the cinema.
By doing the above, you will not only reduce the amount of waste leaving your home, you will help avoid the waste in resources involved in manufacturing unnecessary packaging in the first place (and the pollution involved in their manufacture). Your spending power also communicates itself to the manufacturers, who will see that there is a market for ‘less wrapped’ products. 34 Always have a spare plastic bag on you when you go out in case you suddenly need one if shopping. It is estimated that nearly 750 billion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
The idea of otters scurrying around desperately on dry river edges, or of fish gasping for oxygen as a result of my water wastage did not sit well on my conscience. So I sought out a friendly plumber who installed a rainharvester on the roof of my downstairs toilet. We designed it so that the rainwater falling on the main roof of the house is diverted from the roof-gutters into a small filter tank, and from there is stored in a medium sized tank on the roof of the toilet. A pipe leading from this automatically fills the toilet cistern using gravity.