According to Jonathan Porritt, the most senior adviser to the government on sustainability, we have become a generation of shopaholics. We are bombarded by advertising from every medium which persuades us that the more we consume, the better our lives will be. Shopping is equated with fun, fulfilment and self-identity. It is also, Porritt warns, killing the planet. He argues, in an interview with The Observer, that merely switching to ‘ethical’ shopping is not enough. We must shop less.
See Jonathan Porritt tackle the topic of consumerism on Tuesday 10th April 2007 on Big Ideas that Changed the World' on Channel Five
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