We are tearing this planet apart – there’s too many of us, we’re practically walking (or, should we say, driving) pollution and the cause of global warming. Well, we’re trying to make up for it and make an everyday life a little bit more sustainable. One of the ways to do that is to share, but there is a question of a pretty bipolar economic and social impact of this strategy. Apparently, carbon emission is a less problem than the question who’s paying for the gas and who gets a free ride. It doesn’t mean that we don’t care about the planet, but we simply care much more about ourselves. That can be seen in the case of one of the most eco-friendly parts of sharing economy – the bike-sharing. Although the most eco-friendly places in the world (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands) have more than 70% cyclist out of the entire population, many countries still think that bike sharing services are important. Maybe the main reason for this lies in the fact that we are not sure about the size of the impact that bike sharing has on a climate change. Well, let’s take a look what every turn of the pedal brings.
A growing number of consumers are resolving to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. According to a survey that was conducted in 2015, 83% of Americans polled said that they want to take personal responsibility for the environment. Apart from using resources wisely and buying goods for personal consumption, this also applies to items that we plan to give our loved ones in order to better spread the message and importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle. If you need a last-minute present for the holidays or a birthday, consider these unique and sustainable gift ideas.