Opinion

Holiday shoppers should be buying less, not more

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 28 Nov 2020

Holiday shoppers should be buying less, not more
Jehan Casinader
Sat, 28 Nov 2020
When it comes to looking after the environment, we seem to be an enlightened bunch.We dutifully carry our reusable bags to the supermarket. We rinse our ‘keep cups’. We wrap our sandwiches in beeswax wrap.“Disposable” is now a dirty word. It seems our habits have changed dramatically. Gone are the days of rampant consumerism – or so we think.This month, Kiwis have gleefully indulged in two of the world’s largest consumer binge-fests: Singles Day and Black Friday.Singles Day originated in China. It’s an...

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