When it comes to price, most of the time you get what you pay for.
And if you don't, it's your bad luck :)
I splurge on shoes and leather handbag. They'll last long so I don't toss them away in 1 year.
That means I generate less waste.
Same thing when it comes to beauty. My makeup aplicators (powder puff, makeup sponge) are MAC. They last more than 2 years, compare that to IDR 5000 makeup sponges that degrade on 10th application.
I have a cheap Tammia blush brush and now they shed (they suffer hair loss hehehe) and I have to toss it away. This is when I say
"more is less...More (cost but) less (waste)"
How about my cheap -but supercute-- folding shopping bags?
Hmm..who knows how long they'd last. This is why I don't use them on heavy stuffs. For that purpose I use stronger --and uglier-- shopping bags.
Cheap top (clothes) is another story. I can give it away to my neigbour when I'm bored with them.
But there are 2 things that I don't spend my money much:
Hair elastic and cigarette lighter! Simply because I lost them everywhere..