10 Jun '12, 1pm

Sustainable Consumption for a #GreenEconomy 'It’s time to throw away throwaway-culture!

Sustainable Consumption for a #GreenEconomy 'It’s time to throw away throwaway-culture!

Sustainable Consumption for a Green Economy Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption… We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced, and discarded at an ever increasing rate. (Victor Lebow Retail Analyst, 1955) It’s time to throw away throwaway-culture! Many more steps need to be taken so that future generations won’t be harmed by today’s unsustainable consumption and production patterns. By integrating economic, environmental and social aspects into the overall consumption and production framework we can create better solutions and make a difference. A report released in April 2012 throws the spotlight on 56 examples countries could emulate to switch to more sustainable consumption and p...

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