Anyway, the good news is that my list of consumer goods purchased last week is short.
Items bought last week:
1. A variety of (new) fuses for the house
(tenant thought that one had blown but hadn't so was an unnecessary purchase - dang!)
This means for the Riot we are at 4%. For now.
*Consumer goods does not include: food, services, and consumable essentials. My list includes:
- soap (laundry, dish, body etc.), local, bulk and organic as much as possible
- 100% recycled paper toilet paper - am inspired by Unstuffed, Crunchy Chicken and No Impact man but I'm not ready to go there yet
- soil for gardening - will be getting my soil from here this year - no packaging and local!
-probably a few more things but that's all I can think of for now.
The bottom line is that consumer goods means 'stuff'. Clothes, books, cds, vases, lamps, cookie sheets, cell phone, video games etc.