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Throughout time research has proven that shopping enables individuals to relax and forget about their worries.
Anxiety is one of the most often met reasons that make people choose shopping over any other activity, as this gives us the impression that we can control a situation we have no real control over.
Feeling anxious can lead to quite harmful behaviors, as one tends to always choose the safe path.
For instance, when stressed over a certain situation directly related to goods, you might feel the need to buy too many products, a fact which, over time, will result in others not having what to buy or you having bought too much and wasting the very products you bought.
When faced with difficult periods, like the pandemic we are all dealing with at present, individuals seem to tend to associate luxury goods to a greater safety level.
Furthermore, research has shown that people believe to be able to distance themselves from danger only by purchasing luxurious and expensive products.
Happy people tend to live active and somewhat busy lives. They meet up with friends after work, go on a hiking trip with the family on the weekend, and play tennis every Wednesday morning with a friend.
This busy lifestyle provides an unintended but powerful source of happiness: anticipation.
Compostable Tableware, bags and packaging isn't really a solution and is being unadvisedly chosen as the best alternative.
The environmental benefits of compostables are not what they are touted as, because an increase of compostables in the rivers from the waste streams could have unpredictable consequences, and will create more and more trash.
Recyclable Plastic and the effort towards it isn't problem-free.
There are trash contamination issues with plastic and 79% of it isn't even recycled, but landfilled, or burned.