Can curing our shopping addiction help cure the planet?

To be human is to be a problem for the planet. We all know that by now. We consume too much. We travel too much. We simply are too much for poor old Mother Earth. But it isn’t too late. We can cut back. Stop flying. Stop eating meat. Stop buying clothes.

Five years ago, I had a year off buying clothes. Before I started, on the advice of a minimalist lifestyle website, I took the somewhat counterintuitive step of emptying my wardrobe of the things I no longer loved. It seemed like an odd thing to do. I was going to give away clothes when I’d just committed to not buying any new ones for 12 months. 

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