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Has consumer culture under capitalism ruined the holiday season?

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Most people think Christmas is about spending time with those you love, and there’s an air of truth to that. But we can’t deny materialism plagues many holidays: with tv being filled with advertisements about what we should buy because “tis the season to empty your wallet”

Sure there is a certain joy in giving someone you love a gift that they’ll enjoy but we cannot deny the overwhelming problem of overconsumption over the holiday season, with the environmental impacts of the extra waste stemming from Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons add up to an additional 1 million tons of trash going into landfills each week.

28 billion pounds of food gets wasted every year during the holidays in the west.

Not to mention, the increased flying and travel using planes and cruises. Both of which release a ridiculous amount of greenhouse gases. As well as the warehouse workers who are extremely overworked during the holiday season

If we are to celebrate, it’s crucial we do so in an eco friendly way. With global temperatures rising due to climate change we must find more sustainable non wasteful practices. We must be willing to hold companies like Amazon accountable for their wasteful measures and environmentally detrimental practices which result in the throwing away done to millions of unsold items.

See more info here: https://youtu.be/AfDF3jQAzuk

Sources:

www.unep.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2021

www.ipcc.ch/2021/08/09/ar6-wg1-20210809-pr/

www.google.com/.../...200903.html%3foutputType=amp

commercialwaste.trade/the-true-cost-of-christmas/

https://youtu.be/FlPVAUulKZE

https://youtu.be/3cA0abhxY9A
Has consumer culture under capitalism ruined the holiday season?
Has consumer culture under capitalism ruined the holiday season?
Has consumer culture under capitalism ruined the holiday season?
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