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Feb 12, 2021 | Everyday Sustainability

Made in [……]

Everyday Sustainability

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Written by Sylvia

If I asked you to insert a name of a country into the blank area of the title, I wouldn’t be surprised if China was at the top of the list.

Whether you like it or not, every time you spend money, you’re choosing to reward a number of entities including the people employed by the business, business shareholders, the business’ suppliers, the country/government which collects relevant taxes at each stage of the product/service creation lifecycle.

You are also creating demand for the raw material that the item has been made of. Most people do this unintentionally, as their main focus is on the actual item, the style or service they are about to buy.

It’s something that I have only recently started paying attention to – to check the ‘made in…..’ & ‘made from…’ label every time I make a purchase.

Personally, I DO NOT want to contribute to the billions of tax dollars being collected by the Chinese government, which reigns under a communist regime and oppresses their people.

So, next time you shop, think twice about who you’d like to reward.

 

 

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