16th January 2023
The things we use around our homes, particularly appliances and electrical equipment, all come with a carbon footprint both in their manufacture and in their use. When we buy new ones we can get information as to how energy efficient they are in use. We can information from the Ethical Consumer, Which guides etc as to how ethically they have been made ( for example the sourcing of raw materials, pay and working conditions of employees etc), and about the longevity and repairability of the item. The longer lived an item is the better use it makes of resources. When considering energy use of items, we may opt for a manual rather than an electric version – eg a hand worked coffee grinder, a hand whisk etc.
For further thoughts – https://greentau.org/2021/09/10/the-green-tau-issue-16/