Part of a hardcore sustainable lifestyle means reducing waste in every action you take. That’s why I use a toothbrush that’s over ten years old. How can you possibly use a toothbrush for ten years? You’ll find out when you watch this video.
In a consumer culture where throwing things out after using them briefly has become the norm, reusing something seen as disposable seems odd. Disposable products require more extraction and waste of resources, and in many circumstances these products could easily be made to last. Disposability is just another cultural and economic trend that does incredible damage to the environment. And it increases corporate profits in the short term for sure, but in the long term, wasting resources is actually bad for the economy.