Opportunities for plastics in a circular world

April 18, 2017 by  
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As world population increases, so does the consumption of resources as economies expand. Without arguing about whether some or all of these resources are finite, it is clear to many that to the extent we can recover material which has become waste after its initial use, the more likely we are to sustainably carry out those activities of consumption in the years to come.

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IKEA exec declares the world has hit “peak home furnishings”

January 20, 2016 by  
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Steve Howard, IKEA’s head of sustainability, made a comment at a Guardian Sustainable Business debate recently that many found surprising, by implying that his own company’s business model is becoming increasingly outdated : “If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings.” But the news isn’t bad, Howard believes that this presents an opportunity for us to shift from consumption to recycling and re-using. Read the rest of IKEA exec declares the world has hit “peak home furnishings”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Retail in Real Time Highlights Trends in Our Consumption-Driven Society

June 27, 2014 by  
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Did you know that $11 million is spent on US-made apparel every day? To help visualize that staggering number, Retale developed a real-time visualization of how and where Americans are spending their money. This ‘Retail in Real Time’ infographic breaks down spending into popular products such as coffee and e-books. The graphic starts counting after it’s opened on a web browser and offers interesting insights into our consumption-driven society. + Retail in Real Time The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american consumer spending , american consumers , consumer spending , consumption driven society , infographic , reader submitted content , retail in real time , retale

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China Responsible for Almost Half of All Global Coal Consumption, Reports EIA

January 30, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock As over 30 million residents of Beijing experience record breaking levels of hazardous smog , the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s latest figures find that China currently accounts for almost half of all the global coal consumption ; totaling 325 million tons in 2011 alone.. The EIA ‘s report explains that coal consumption in China grew more than 9 percent in 2011, accounting for 87 percent of the global increase in coal use that year. Read the rest of China Responsible for Almost Half of All Global Coal Consumption, Reports EIA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing air pollution , China air pollution , China air quality , China carbon footprint , china coal , China fossil fuels , coal energy , coal pollution , environmental destruction , global coal consumption , greenhouse emissions , greenhouse gas emissions coal , U.S. Energy Information Agency

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Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

April 16, 2012 by  
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It’s hardly news that eating meat is a bad idea: it’s long been recognized that the dietary choice is not only damaging to your health , but also a significant driving factor in global warming. However, a new study has detailed another worrying element in meat production – the greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizers used to grow animal feed. The study from the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts, published in Environmental Research Letters , calls for a 50 percent reduction in meat consumption and changes in agricultural practices so as to stem rising emissions of nitrous oxide , reported to be the most potent of all greenhouse gases. Read the rest of Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture environment , eric davidson , fertilizers pollution , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , meat environment , meat production , nitrous oxide , vegan , vegan diet , vegetarian , vegetarian diet , woods hole research center

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Ford Focus Electric Becomes the First All-Electric NASCAR Pace Car

April 16, 2012 by  
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Ford has announced that the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric is set to become the first all-electric pace car ever to lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400. The Focus Electric pace car will be officially unveiled to the public at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on April 25. It will then perform all pace car duties at Richmond International Raceway on April 28. Read the rest of Ford Focus Electric Becomes the First All-Electric NASCAR Pace Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , epa , ford , ford focus electric , Ford Focus Electric pace car , green car , green transportation , Nascar

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Sustainable Consumption Gets Buy-In

January 19, 2012 by  
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The second in our series of the 10 biggest trends in corporate sustainability in 2012 looks at the many ways, subtle and not-so-subtle, that companies are working to create business value while reducing overall consumption.

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Climate Change and the Consumption Trap

December 6, 2011 by  
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After more than two decades of talking about sustainable consumption — and in spite of advances in resource efficiencies and renewable energy — we are not all that much closer to consuming sustainably.

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Canada’s First Net Zero Home has 50 Amazing Green Features

August 19, 2011 by  
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Balvenie Distillery’s Covent Garden Pop-up Recycles Whiskey Barrels for its Interior

August 19, 2011 by  
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