Throughout 2021, consumer perception changed drastically. As COP26 took place and businesses found the gaps in their sustainability strategies, consumers became more aware of the impact of their purchasing decisions. Now, we can finally assess how people have reacted to changes in the retail industry; changes that were also provoked by the coronavirus pandemic. Deloitte released a research report that incorporates primary market research from consumers as they were asked a series of questions about their lifestyle changes in relation to sustainability.
Will the rise of virtual reality and augmented reality shift our consumption towards supporting our existence in a simulation, rather than in this reality?
From its founding, rök Glacier Water has been dedicated to not only providing a premium water product but also preserving and protecting those natural resources that have made our vision possible. From the glacier to the store shelf, rök Glacier Water is embracing a responsible, environmentally conscious philosophy at every stage.
Many sustainability-minded consumers are moving away from single-use plastic products and turning to reusable alternatives. In the kitchen, trendy alternatives include bamboo drinking straws and beeswax sandwich wrap. Those consumers likely assume that reusables have fewer environmental impacts, but just how green are these products? University of Michigan researchers compared the lifetime environmental impacts of common kitchenware products—both single-use plastics and reusables—and uncovered some surprising and counterintuitive results.
As a boy growing up in Hong Kong, I often joined my father on business meetings. These meetings typically took place in restaurants in Kowloon,…
The circular economy has infiltrated the board rooms of Australian and New Zealand water utilities, according to a new report. Now to put these ideas into action. Bricks made from biosolids (bacteria and urea found in human urine) could play a role in circular water system in Australia that avoids heavy metals, microplastics and other pollutants ending up in our waterways. According to a recent Water Services Association of Australia report on water management in a circular economy, organic building materials like this tick several boxes for a circular economy as they can be returned to the biosphere at the end of their useful life. The “Bio-Bricks” invention is just one of many interesting technologies identified in the report. Another valuable material that could be extracted from urban waterways for circular economy purposes, WSAA chief executive Adam Lovell says, is hydrogen.