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.

Are Avocados Sustainable? What Are The Consequences Of Avocado Production?

par André Gonçalves 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 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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What’s The Ecological Impact Of Coffee And How Can We Help Protect The Planet?

par André Gonçalves 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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Are Electric Cars Really Eco-Friendly And Zero Emissions?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Are electric cars (EC) really eco-friendly? They seem to be a great solution to fight climate change and they are even said to have zero emissions. But are they worth it? Is it true that they are harmless to the planet?  Climate change is, quite simply, an existential threat for most life on the planet – including, and specially, the life…

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Should We Stop Having Babies To Be Truly Sustainable And Save The Planet?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

Should we stop having children in order to be truly sustainable and save the planet? In order to meet our demand, human activities are changing and destroying ecosystems at an incredible speed that is actually 100 to 1000 times faster than natural selection would be. Deforestation, biodiversity loss, the immeasurable usage of disposables, greenhouse gases and climate change are, to name…

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How can we encourage children to love veggies? The Louis Bonduelle Foundation looks for effective strategies

par Eloïse Remy-Castagna Eloïse Remy-Castagna

Though everyone now knows how beneficial vegetables are, we still fail to meet daily nutritional requirements. Like so many of the fundamental lessons we learn, good dietary habits are formed when we are children. It is therefore vital that we teach our children to love healthy foods starting from a very early age, and that includes foods like veggies that are…

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Tesla, Hyperloop, Impossible Foods, Climeworks : “fake industries” in ecology.

par Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

Tesla, Climeworks, Impossible Foods: and if all the companies supposedly revolutionizing ecology were actually fake industries, unable to be viable in the long run and solve our ecological problems? Explanations. In recent years, a real craze has attracted start-ups in the field of ecology. The number of companies that offer a product or service with the idea of serving ecological interests,…

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Vegetarian, Omnivore, Organic, Locavore: The Environmental Impact Of Your Food Decrypted

par Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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The first episode of our special issue dedicated to responsible eating! What is the environmental impact of our diet? Global warming, soil pollution, water contamination… Agriculture and food production have enormous impacts on our planet. But how can we reduce the carbon footprint of our diet? Which diet is the most “eco-friendly”? Which protects the environment and the planet the most?…

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Sweden wants to lower taxes for those who repair instead of throwing away

par Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

Sweden is about to pass a law allowing consumers who choose to repair rather than throw away, to earn money and benefit from tax cuts. Is this a way to encourage more responsible and ecological consumption? As we know, our buying methods are leading us towards an ecological dead end. We buy too much, we consume too much, and as a…

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