Humans to save planet by buying things with ‘eco’ in the name

01-12-15

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CLIMATE change can be stopped by purchasing goods that say ‘eco’ on the packaging, it has been claimed.

Britons have resolved to stop the planet overheating by limiting their consumerism to things that either sound environmental, come in moss-coloured packaging or feature a picture of a tree.

Architect Stephen Malley said: “We’ve got to think about the sort of planet we’re leaving for our children, which is why I would never buy a 4 x 4 unless it was called ‘Eco-Jeep’.

“We need to put pressure on manufacturers to call everything ‘eco-‘ this and that. And it has to be properly printed on the item, not just written on in biro.”

Teacher Nikki Hollis said: “I carefully read packaging to make sure everything I buy says ‘eco’ or ‘bio’ on it somewhere, especially if it is a pointless luxury item that just smells nice.

“But of course the name alone is not enough. I want these products to be twice as expensive as their non-eco equivalent, and for no clear reason.

“We can shop our way out of this crisis.”

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