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Nov

23

November 23, 2011

Can We Afford Our Constant Consumption?

#Consumer Products

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Nov

17

November 17, 2011

During Tough Economic Times, Is It Time to Focus on the Fundamentals?

#Climate Change #Consumer Products #Human Rights

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Nov

15

November 15, 2011

The Sustainability Opportunity in Product Obsolescence

The challenge with rapid obsolescence—the growing trend of retiring consumer products before the end of their useful life—is not what you think. Here, we look at how the high-tech sector can address this challenge with solutions focused on design and engaging consumers.

#Consumer Products #Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

18

October 18, 2011

Who’s the Champion? Why We Need to ‘Prototype’ Sustainable Consumption

Acting on sustainable consumption—a systems-level challenge that involves production, usage, and end-of-use processes—is so daunting, most companies (and consumers) feel paralyzed. Instead of trying to redesign the system, we need to experiment to learn, create, and test solutions.

#Consumer Products

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Aug

29

August 29, 2011

Why Did the ‘Tweenbot’ Cross the Road? (To Teach Us About Kindness)

#Consumer Products

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Jun

28

June 28, 2011

Leading Retailers Discover the Power in Numbers

New research by the Retail Industry Leaders Association, BSR, and the National Environmental Education Foundation reveals that most retail companies are engaging their employees in sustainability initiatives. How do these programs work, and what do retailers say makes them effective?

#Consumer Products

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May

31

May 31, 2011

A New Tool for Sustainable Product Design

#Consumer Products

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Apr

21