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Ethical consumerism

Ethical consumerism
Ethical consumerism (alternatively called ethical consumption, ethical purchasing, moral purchasing, ethical sourcing, ethical shopping or green consumerism) is a type of consumer activism that is based on the concept of dollar voting. It is practiced through 'positive buying' in that ethical products are favoured, or 'moral boycott', that is negative purchasing and company-based purchasing.[1] The term "ethical consumer", now used generically, was first popularised by the UK magazine the Ethical Consumer, first published in 1989.[2] Ethical Consumer magazine's key innovation was to produce 'ratings tables', inspired by the criteria-based approach of the then emerging ethical investment movement. Basis[edit] Global morality[edit] An electric wire reel reused as a center table in a Rio de Janeirodecorationfair. Accordingly, ability is required and purchasing for vanity or status is abhorred and shunned. Spending as morality[edit] Growing diverse use of the term[edit] Positive buying[edit]

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