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Overconsumption is causing many of our precious wildlife to become extinct. As our society has progressed in science and technology, so has our love of consumption leading to an over consumption problem. Our society is consuming a great amount of things just to throw them into the trash the very next minute a better product comes out. This has led to the need of a buy nothing day. A buy nothing day would help the communities better their overconsumption problems by allowing people to reflect on their buying ways, by bringing awareness to the topic of over consumption, and by helping consumers save money. Although a buy nothing day would be seen as a bad thing in the beginning, it would have a positive outcome on the market. By not buying anything the entire day, a consumer would have time to reflect on their buying ways. This would force them to hold back their urges of buying something and essentially reflect on why they should and why they shouldn’t buy it, essentially coming to a smarter conclusion. This would reduce overconsumption as consumers would not buy out of
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