15 quotes on sustainability and recycling

15 quotes on sustainability and recycling

07 Jan 2020

We obsess over every single step in the journey of our products – from how they are made to how they end up on your doorstep. And sometimes, we get caught in those details. if we get stuck it’s always good to take a step back and reacquaint ourselves with the bigger picture.

What have others said about sustainability? About environmentalism? About what it is to be alive on this wonderful planet of ours?

Look at the big picture and see where you stand. We hope you come back re-inspired!
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." - Thomas Fuller, Historian

"Buy less, choose well." – Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Designer

"The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth." – Frank Lloyd Wright
"Spend some time outdoors exploring where you live. When you love your home, you’ll fight harder to protect it." – Kira Simpson
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed". – Mahatma Ghandi
"I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use." — Mother Teresa
"Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else." – Fred Rogers, Television Personality
"小洞不补,大洞吃苦。Xiǎodòng bù bǔ, dàdòng chī kǔ. — If small holes aren't fixed, then big holes will bring hardship."
"Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want." – Anne Lappé

"Act as if what you’re doing makes a difference. It does." – William James
"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you express by the way you dress and the way you live." — Gianni Versace, fashion designer
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end." – Seneca the Elder or Marcus Annaeus Seneca (54 BC – 39 AD)
"Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts — it starts with a shift in consciousness. This shift allows you to recognize that with every choice you make, you are voting either for or against the kind of world you wish to see. When you assume this as a way of being, your choices become easier. Using a reusable water bottle, recycling and making conscious daily consumer choices are just a few…" ― Ian Somerhalder
"What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?" – Henry David Thoreau
"Sustainability is living on nature's income rather than living on its capital." – Murray Gell-Mann
"A society is defined not only by what it creates but also by what it refuses to destroy." – John C. Sawhill
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Anders Ankarlid

Anders Ankarlid

Co-founder & Product Development Lead

Co-founder of agood company and product development lead. A serial e-commerce entrepreneur, and a father of three. Have worked in e-commerce for more than a decade. Mindless consumption activist.

"I want to be able to look into my kids’ eyes and honestly say: "I did everything I could to hinder climate-change”

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