The Benefits of Sustainable Shopping

In the world of business, sustainability is an important factor. The dictionary meaning states that sustainability is the quality of being able to continue over a long period of time. This could stand for a whole host of elements, as the meaning will vary depending on the industry.

The importance of sustainability is deep-rooted in fashion, regarding the lifespan and quality of the clothes and the effect the production process has on the environment. A fashion brand with a sustainable production line will benefit the planet and its customers. 

Now more than ever, customers look for sustainability when shopping, despite the increase of damaging industries such as fast fashion, which are overproducing and polluting. This is because of the many benefits that sustainable shopping offers, including the lack of slave labour, fewer pollutants and of course, the use of organic and renewable materials. 

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The World’s Most Energy Efficient Countries [Infographic]

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a non-profit organisation and acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments and behaviours. Each year they publish their International Energy Scorecard.

This visual shows which countries made it to the top rankings:

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Commercial Building Energy Usage [Infographic]

Savings could reach that enormous level if energy efficiency for commercial and industrial buildings improved by just 10%, according to Energy Star program estimates. The pie chart in this infographic shows what energy is being used for in commercial buildings. This guide also offers simple tips to improve the energy efficiency of a commercial building.

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Green Documentaries: That Sugar Film

Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

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The Changing Face of UK Energy [Infographic]

The key message to take from this infographic could well be the rise of renewable energy in the UK energy market, as the push by successive governments for green energy has led to a vast increase in the number of renewable energy sources being utilised.

Another key issue is how this energy is being used, so for this we have looked at which sectors use the most energy. Perhaps unsurprisingly it is the transport sector that uses the most energy (38%), followed by domestic usage at 27%.

This, of course, takes quite a macro look at the UK energy market. To make it more obviously relevant to the individual, the piece finally covers where the money you pay annually for energy is actually going and compares home energy usage in the UK with the US. Unsurprisingly heating accounts for about twice as much domestic energy usage in the UK.

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