Responsible Consumption

Responsible or sustainable consumption represents a commitment on the part of citizens to improve their living conditions at both personal and communal levels. It incorporates the fact that resources, natural or man-made, are limited and develops through the presence of responsible consumers who refuse to be susceptible marketing targets. Today, responsible consumption is a pillar of sustainable development and makes sense in the current context (overconsumption, obsolescence, pollution, etc). It is the business of all and can guide the deployment of policies in favor of responsible production by organizations. Collaborative economy, alternative economy, local consumption, labels and certifications, consumer protection, sustainable marketing... In this category, find news, solutions and examples of commitment from citizens in relation to responsible consumption.

Eco-fashion: 3 Simples Ways To Dress In A More Ecological Way

par André Gonçalves

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How can you dress more ecologically? What kind of clothes should you dress and buy to protect the environment? How can you shop more ethically and support a more responsible fashion? We’re sharing 3 simple tips you can follow.  It’s not unusual to hear the fashion and textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Although this is…

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Is EU’s New Electronic Waste Repair Policy A True Game Changer?

par André Gonçalves

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Good news for the right to repair movement. Because of a recently approved law, household consumer items like washing machines, dishwashers, light sources, displays, and fridges may soon have a longer life expectancy. In early January, the European Union signed new legislation requiring manufacturers to produce longer-lasting products that are easier to repair. But how relevant is this new regulation? And…

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an email or an instant message?

par André Gonçalves

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an instant message or an email? Have you ever wondered about the sustainability of your communications?  An overview of SMS, instant messages and emails worldwide Worldwide, the use of mobile messaging and social apps (instant messages) is growing at a higher rate than any other mobile apps. In fact, Whatsapp is the most popular messaging app…

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Responsible consumption: definition and examples

par André Gonçalves

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What is the definition of responsible consumption? How can we be responsible consumers and make more consumption choices that are good for the planet and for society? e-CSR decrypts it for you.  For several years, we have become increasingly aware of the impact of our daily consumption. It affects not only society and the economy but also our planet and our…

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Ecological Christmas: are natural trees more eco-friendly than artificial trees?

par André Gonçalves

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Did you ever wonder about the ecological impact of your Christmas tree? Is it more sustainable to buy an artificial tree or a natural tree? In the U.S most people prefer natural trees but is this the best choice for the environment? Let’s find out. Christmas trees – an easy choice? Throughout the years, Americans have favored putting their presents under…

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Green companies: how to reduce the impact of corporate paper consumption?

par André Gonçalves

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What is the impact of paper consumption at the office? How can paper consumption be reduced? We spend around 1/3 of our life working, therefore, it’s important to bear in mind the impact that businesses have on the environment and on society. Let’s find out some simple habits your company might adopt to better manage its paper consumption. Office paper consumption…

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Christmas gifts – 10 ecological and ethical ideas to offer to family & friends

par André Gonçalves

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Are you looking for eco-friendly, responsible or ethical gift ideas to offer to your friends and family for Christmas? Then we have some ideas to help you out buying or creating original and responsible gifts! Christmas is usually a period of gifts. Yet, this is not a reason to fall into the excesses of consumption: we can keep up to our…

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Are avocados sustainable? What are the consequences of avocado production?

par André Gonçalves

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Avocados became the latest trend in the Western World’s diet. Apart from their tasty flavor, they have many benefits for our health and well-being. But producing them in industrial numbers is harming the environment and local populations. We have set a high demand for avocados. Let’s go deeper into what’s happening around the supply. Why are avocados so popular? What are…

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Is palm oil bad for the planet? Can palm oil be sustainable?

par André Gonçalves

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Palm oil is present in around 50% of the products you see when you go to the supermarket. Due to its massive use and efficiency, it is being overexploited – destroying ecosystems, biodiversity and supporting unfair human rights practices. Because of this, some companies have already started to demand that the palm oil they buy as an ingredient for their products…

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Coffee – its ecological impact & how we can help the planet.

par André Gonçalves

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Good morning sunshine! Or maybe not, if you haven’t had that critical cup of coffee in the morning. Coffee leaves us feeling energetic, happy, satisfied and ready to go. But how is one of the world’s most sought commodities produced and discarded? Let’s find out more about the ecological impacts of the supermarket-cheap, planet-expensive coffee industry and what we can do…

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