In the past being sustainable was not a choice it was the only option, especially if a family was large and low on funds. As each generation grew so did wasteful habits. Having more stuff, the latest gadget and a big house full of electronics was a way of showing wealth and it still is. The problem with this way of showing wealth is that most people accumulate stuff to just throw it away, and where does this thrown away stuff end up?
In landfill where it can take decades to break down!
These days nearly everything is made from toxic plastic and materials that are not sustainable, most are designed just for one use. Really what is the use of that? Doesn’t it make sense to purchase something that you can use over and over again or keep for a very long time?
Here are some ways that our elders were naturally sustainable and maybe we can learn a thing or two.