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    Quote Originally Posted by ixnay View Post
    I only boycott cotton on for kids as their baby tee slogans leave a lot to be desired.
    We are the same. Although we do buy cage free eggs.

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    I don't buy cadbury anymore because it tastes awful since they changed the recipes!!!

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    Apart from their over-reliance on preservatives in their food, does anyone know anything bad about aldi?

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    I guess I DO boycott, I just didn't think about it.

    I don't buy cage eggs, and if at all possible I don't buy eggs from companies that also do cage eggs.

    I don't buy pets (or anything) from pet shops. Our cats were rescued and we adopted them from our local vet. We buy their food from the cat haven or rspca shop.

    I don't buy plastic toys (for other people's kids - our kiddo doesn't need toys yet, happy enough kicking my stomach).

    I don't buy coffee from any of the big companies, only small locally owned cafes and we buy our coffee beans from a local roaster.

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    ^^ I don't buy plastic toys either and avoid plastics where possible. I was surprised at how many people on here asked why I do so a little while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellini View Post
    ^^ I don't buy plastic toys either and avoid plastics where possible. I was surprised at how many people on here asked why I do so a little while back.
    Now I'm wondering...All of my kids toys are plastic.

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    Apart from the tacky awfulness of them, and the trademark characters, what is wrong with plastic toys?

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    I like all the cute fisher price toys DS2 has, all plastic though.

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    Well in relation to plastic toys, yes, apart from them looking tacky and gross, plastic toys can contain harmful chemicals which can leech out from the toy (PVC (phthalates) is one of the worst offenders). Plastic toys are also terrible for the environment - wooden toys are far more durable and therefore last longer. Plastic toys often end up in landfill when they get broken, and do not break down properly. And they are made in factories overseas which often exploit people who are living in poverty.

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    There can be issues with chemicals (like anything, really), just adds to more waste and junk we chuck in landfill and they tend not to be the kind of thing that lasts and gets passed on. The "trendy" characters etc doesn't help with that.

    They're also cheap so people tend to get too many of them and the people that make them are often paid almost nothing

    It's a personal thing and I do have plastic things in the house but try to minimise disposable items like that.


 

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