Excessive consumption has been a big, debated topic all over the world, and plays a big role for our climate, environment and economy.

The mindset of buying something new, even if it is not necessarily broken, affects our planet in a negative way.

The Larder is a short story by Morris Lurie and tackles the theme of mass consumerism in a subtle yet powerful way that makes you think.

The story was released in 1984 and takes place around the same time. It revolves around a group of tourists who are on a trip near the great barrier reef.

The tourists collect shelled creatures that they describe as beautiful, and some has taken a lot more than necessary. However, they only want the shells, not the creatures inside.