Happy Earth Day!

Few of us are likely to describe ourselves as materialistic or consumeristic. Yet for many, myself included, it is common practice to hastily purchase items that we really don’t need or use. Shopping becomes a past-time. We want to own the latest and the greatest, we want our coffee in plastic cups on the run, and we don’t want to wear clothes that look faded – unless, of course, we bought them to look that way in the first place.

Oh, and don’t forget the lure of a big sale …

Let’s be honest here. A lot of us continue to live in a culture of wastefulness. At the very least, we can all agree that needless consumerism results in clutter. It also wastes our money; not to mention the cost of maintaining waste removal, landfills, recycling depots and other methods of managing waste disposal.