Are Malaysians becoming consumers with a conscience?

Conscious consumption: Malaysian Millennials and Gen-Zers are more socially conscious about their spending and would prioritise sustainable products if they can afford it. — Photos: AFP Relaxnews

THE Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things in our lives over two long years, from attitudes towards the environment to our relationship with work.

We learned terms like “zoonotic diseases”, which are diseases that jump from animals living in a fast shrinking wilderness to humans exploiting wild game, and then the whole world. Successive lockdowns across the globe caused us to questions labour practices when it turned out that lowly-paid restaurant and delivery workers did more to help us than CEOs earning millions.

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