Buying second hand for the planet and our wellbeing, with Jo Spolton
Liz and Jo share staggering statistics on the impact of waste on our planet, the wellbeing benefits of buying second hand, and how we can all consume more sustainably.
Did you know that 22 million items of furniture end up in landfill in the UK every year? And fashion represents 10% of global carbon emissions?
On this episode of The Liz Earle Wellbeing Show, Liz is joined by Jo Spolton, the co-founder of Rumage, a platform designed to make second hand shopping easier.
Listen to our Founder Jo talk to Liz about the joys of upcycling, alongside some scary statistics about waste. Find out what sport inspired Jo to start Rumage. And the surprising revelations that came with the journey through art and across the oceans.
Why second hand is FAST becoming FIRST choice. 🌍 Soaring inflation. 🌍 Increasing energy costs. 🌍 Everything from clothes to food and even toys for the kids are costing more! 🌍 Less stability in work, zero hour contracts and two jobs to make ends meet. 🍃The environmental cost 🍃The human cost vs our desire for shiny new.
The focus is now firmly on the planet. On how we need to change our habits to save our support system, but this does not mean you have to sit in box and do nothing! You can still shop, give your home a facelift and have fun with fashion. All you need is a bit of know how and some creative inspiration.
If we all made second hand first choice we will be voting with our feet for a more sustainable world. One where shopping really can deliver the feel good factor