Earth Tax Store
Service Design, 2019
When a large amount of consumer waste brings increasing pollution pressure to the earth, "the idea of continual spending is deeply embedded in our collective consciousness”. Commodity manufacturers and operators under the background of capitalism have mastered the wealth code, which is to stimulate consumers to consume more quickly by producing products of worse quality, shorter service life, and cheaper prices.
At the same time, the notion that human society was beginning to encounter “limits to growth” strongly informed ideas about the link between economic growth and environmental degradation. People are beginning to realize that the wave of consumerism is devouring the environment on which we live at a terrifying speed like a black cloud of smoke. What should be even more stressful is that the restrictions on the development of capitalism and global economicization have gradually become apparent.
"…the ironic result is that, at a time when social theorists see consumption, consumerism, and the globalization of consumption patterns as increasingly important phenomena, the centrality of consumption to ecological world views and environmental activism seems to have faded." ——