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consumer associations

Work done by Hemylle Couto, 10th grade class: 8

who is considered a consumer?

A consumer is considered to be anyone to whom goods, services are provided or any rights are transferred, intended for non-professional use, by a person who professionally carries out an economic activity aimed at obtaining benefits.

World Consumer rights day

Consumer Day is celebrated on March 15th.

What are the consumers rights?

Right to health and safety protection; Right to quality of goods and services; Right to protection of economic interests;Right to compensation for losses; Right to information and education; Right to representation and consultation.

what are the consumers duties?

The duty of Solidarity;The duty of Critical Consciousness; The Duty to Act; The duty of Social Concern; The duty of Environmental Awareness.

The Public Prosecutor's Office is also responsible for defending consumers within the scope of this law and within the framework of its respective powers, intervening in administrative and civil actions aimed at protecting homogeneous individual interests, as well as collective or diffuse interests of consumers..

Who defends consumer rights?

consumer protection associations

Consumers International is a federation that brings together consumer protection groups from around the world, from associations to public bodies. It has more than 200 associated members, including DECO, in more than 100 countries who work to empower consumers.

ACRA - Associação dos Consumidores da Região dos Açores; ACOP - Associação de Consumidores de Portugal;DECO - Associação para a Defesa do Consumidor;UGC - União Geral de Consumidores; ACSET - Associação de Consumidores de Setúbal;

Difference between consumption and consumerism

In consumption, the act of buying is directly related to need or survival. When it comes to consumerism, this relationship is broken, that is, the person does not need what they are purchasing.

what is consumerism?

Consumerism is a lifestyle guided by a growing propensity to consume goods or services, generally superfluous, due to their symbolic meaning, often attributed by the media.

What is the cause of consumerism?

Modern consumerism is a consequence of the industrial revolution, when production capacity far exceeded the material needs of the population. As a result, the ability to consume more resource-intensive goods became a status symbol in an era when resources appeared to be unlimited.

consequences of consumerism

The negative effects of consumerism include the depletion of natural resources and pollution of the Earth. The way the consumer society is working is not sustainable. We are currently overusing Earth’s natural resources with more than 70 percent. If everyone on earth lived like the average American we would need 5.2 planets to support us.

How can we avoid excessive consumerism?

Be aware of your standard of living;Create a monthly budget;Avoid impulse purchases;Calculate prices;Buy quality items;Know how to use your credit card to your advantage;Create the habit of saving

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