a. Different characteristics of a responsible consumer include conscious and critical consumption which basically means effectively using available resources when buying or renting products/services. Responsible consumers and users are guided by environmental and social standards to create a favorable environment for all and ensure consumption with minimal impact on the environment.
b. Daily: Coffee, twice a week: Mexican food, once a week: Ice Cream, once a month: Toothbrush.
c. My shopping is mostly done in stores when I am buying groceries and other monthly/bi-weekly products. However, clothes, electronics and products with warranty are bought online. I walk to the store.
d. The most important factors for me while shopping are: price, quality, durability and ROI.
e. Yes, the end use of the product could be considered at the time of purchase. For example, while buying battery, we can think if the product will be discarded in the recycle bin or will the product can be recharged to extend it's lifecycle.
f. I can become a responsible consumer by using composite enviornmental friendly bags instead of plastic bags.