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I make consumer choices

One way to make a difference is to make conscious decisions as a consumer. This means taking into account where and how the food, services or e.g. clothes you buy are made. Where is the product manufactured? Have the producers of the product been properly compensated? How does the product affect the environment? One example of making a consumer choice is buying food that is produced locally rather than far away. Another consumer choice could be, e.g. instead of buying new clothes, buying used clothes at a flea market.

Consumer choices affect daily life in a way that holds great significance in today’s often consumption-oriented society. The links below will get you started and help you find tips on how consumer choices can help you make a difference in precisely the areas that are important to you!

Ethical choice

Eco-labels

Fair trade

Organic products

The clothes industry

Finnish products