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    Buy Less, Give Better: A Guide to Responsible, Caring Consumption

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    IN News /

    At a time when fast consumption is at the core of everything, it can sometimes be difficult to keep things in perspective. In fact, it’s not always easy to identify the actions we can take, individually and collectively, in order to improve our habits as savvy consumers.

    In this article, we will explain how donation centres such as Entraide Diabétique du Québec contribute to the well-being of the community. We will also share tips on how to consume—and give back—in a responsible and caring way.

    Entraide Diabétique du Québec, an ally for the community

    Entraide Diabétique du Québec is more than just a donation centre. Thanks to its vast experience in the field of recycling, the organization has set up a fully functional reuse ecosystem. As a result, EDQ can offer a simple and effective solution to those who want to give a second home to their still-usable goods, whether clothing, household items or fashion accessories.

    More than just a collection service, the organization is based on a philosophy of sharing and mutual aid, helping to shape a more supportive and open society.

    EDQ is 200 donation bins, nearly 100 employees and 15 000 calls a day.

    Donate to EDQ for a greener future

    By donating your clothing and household items in good condition to Entraide Diabétique du Québec, you are doing more than decluttering your home. You are also helping to reduce the amount of functional items in our garbage cans and, as a result, in our landfills. And by extending the life of those items you no longer use, you are helping to reduce the demand for new products, thereby limiting the production of waste.

    So a garment donated to EDQ in good condition saves someone else the need to buy a new one, which in turn saves on raw materials and the energy needed to produce them. With this simple gesture, you’re helping to ensure cleaner air for everyone.

    The production of textiles generates 5 times more CO2 dans the production of plastic.

    Responsible consumption: a matter of value

    First of all, we encourage you to begin by re-evaluating your perception of the value of goods. Rather than focusing on new and unique items, learn to appreciate the quality, durability and history behind everything you own.

    And find out how to take care of your clothes to keep them in good condition for longer.

    This redefinition of the value of clothing and other possessions is the first step in your journey towards a more responsible and environmentally-friendly style of consumption.

    Responsible consumption begin by re-evaluating your perception of the value of second-hand goods.

    Giving to others: good for the planet, good for the community

    Why accumulate possessions when you can declutter your home and do a good deed? We sometimes forget it, but thoroughly cleaning the house is as satisfying for the body as it is for the mind.

    Instead of throwing away clothes, fashion accessories and household items you no longer want or need, donate them to EDQ! That way, you will keep these usable items out of landfills, while helping others benefit from them at the same time.

    Find out how to donate items in good condition to EDQ, step by step.

    Find out how to donate items in good condition to EDQ, step by step.

    Buying less is good… Buying second-hand is better!

    Despite your best intentions, it’s perfectly normal that in some situations, keeping what you already own isn’t an option.

    For example, a change in height or weight totally justifies the purchase of new clothes. Or, if you’re moving to a smaller space, you may need to acquire furniture and appliances that are more suited to your new surroundings.

    If you’re in this situation, we invite you to buy second-hand clothing and household goods. After all, why buy new when you can encourage the circular economy?

    Buying second-hand goods encourage circular economy and responsible consumption.

    In short

    By reconsidering our consumption habits and taking part in the sharing economy, we can not only reduce our ecological footprint, but also contribute toward forging stronger bonds within our community.

    Remember: True wealth lies in our ability to give and share with others. By embracing this philosophy, we can shape a future where responsible consumption and solidarity are at the heart of our community’s values.

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