One of the most effective types of sustainable living the commitment to purchase only high quality products, and to use them over and over, for long periods of time.
Living this way, we generate much less waste. One bicycle that lasts a lifetime is clearly less wasteful than replacing a cheap mass produced bike every few years.
More importantly, we get to enjoy the things we own much more this way as well. Objects that last tend to be well built and well designed . As a result, there’s more joy when we use them.
Taking care of things we own creates a certain kind of natural gratitude. We find ourselves falling in love with things that we use over and over.
We invest ourselves in them. Loving them, we learn to love ourselves and the world around us.