My vision for a positive future involves putting an end to the overconsumption of fast fashion, planned obsolescence of goods and instead have manufacturers produce better quality goods with increased durability and reusability. I believe we should not have to buy new things all the time if they're repairable or durable, and we should only really be buying things we actually need. Overconsumption is depleting the planet’s natural resources as products are continually being produced and detrimental to the environment especially as these very same products are thrown out and burnt e.g. clothes. My plans for change involve first advocating against fast fashion and for better quality goods through campaigns such as through social media, encourage and educate people to learn more about the processes behind fast fashion and planned obsolescence in hopes that people can consume less from these retailers, and hopefully push for laws that can be enforced against these issues. Specifically for fast fashion, a way to encourage people to reuse their clothes and consume less is to make the trend of "capsule wardrobes" more popular - these are essentially where you only buy select pieces of clothing that are neutral colored that never go out of style and easily complement each other. I hope that together, we can work towards improving the issue of overconsumption and gradually improving the environment.
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