Be Part of the Sustainable Movement! These products use renewable resources derived from sustainable materials such as cork, bamboo, wood, hemp, bagasse (sugar cane) and more. Our planet is full of technological advances that enable more use and less waste when it comes to these materials that are easily transformed into everything from bed frames, lunch boxes, audio headphones and so much more. Be a conscientious consumer and embrace the rich, renewable abundance that would otherwise end up rotting in our landfills and water table.
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How Does Purchasing Sustainable Products Help the Planet?
The more people realize how important it is to use sustainable materials, the more chances we will have to reduce our increasing natural resource growth rate. In fact, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), current global, natural resource consumption is on track to triple by 2050. Rather than continue our unsustainable path of extraction, use and disposal, sustainability offers a circular approach, much like nature’s salvage cycle of waste. Reusing materials such as wood, aluminum and bamboo offers less lost and more saved. Wood is highly sustainable with its durable, long lasting compounds; Science Daily reports that uses for recycled aluminum save 90% of energy otherwise used for mining new aluminum; and bamboo prevents soil erosion plus never shrinks or swells.
These are only a small example of the scores of positive impacts purchasing sustainable products can achieve.
What is the Future of Sustainable Products?
The writing is on the wall when it comes to the future of sustainable products. It is a path that, if maintained and cultivated, could expand job creation and according to UNEP, “improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.” The Environmental Agency (EPA) has created, ‘Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead’ described as a “roadmap for the future based on materials management—fulfilling human needs and prospering, using less materials, reducing toxics and recovering more of the materials used.”
Make sustainable choices a major part of your consuming choices and join the march toward a better today and an even better tomorrow.