Sustainability & Purchases
I know many of us are looking for deals due to having to pinch our purses, cost of living of course, but I'm sure many of us are also conscious of the sustainable implications of our purchases.
By sustainability I am refering to the environmental impact of companies we are purchasing from, including those that take part in greenwashing, fast fashion, and explicitly harming the environment with manufacturing. Part of it also includes the treatment and conditions of employees of these companies, both inside the UK and another countries around the world.
An easy example of this is Amazon, known for mistreatment of employees and wasteful packaging/shipping. Another example is clothing companies like PLL, which have lots of very great 'deals', giving low quality clothing for low price at the expense of the workers who can't be paid much if the clothes they make cost pennies.
I do not judge anyone who purchases from companies like this and I occasionally do myself, but I think it would be great if Latest Deals could have a more eco-conscious selection of deals, especially in the daily emails. Or even an opt out of certain companies like we can for the homepage.
It is a little disappointing that when scrolling through the email I see Amazon deal after Amazon deal after Amazon deal. Knowing that Amazon purposefully has prices lower than the competition in order to have a monopoly on the marketplace, I personally reserve amazon purchases for emergencies and products always out of stock elsewhere.
Just wondering if any one else feels a similar way?
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