The Growing Consumer Demand for Sustainable Products and Services

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In recent years, there has been an increased demand for products that are sustainable. Roughly seventy-five percent of people are willing to pay more for these products around the world. Organic food sales have increased by more than eight percent in the last couple of years. This increase has been attributed to the growing awareness of the impact of pesticides and antibiotics on the body. Organic farming is better for the environment. Many people also believe that eating organic foods is healthier. There isn’t any definitive proof of this fact. However, not ingesting hormones and pesticides seem to have a positive effect on overall health.

Sustainable eating means that you consume food sources that are locally grown and produced. This allows you to have more control over the food that you’re putting into your body. You can know the source of your food. This was the normal practice before it became more cost-effective to import food. Farmers would sell and trade to those in their own communities. Having a return to this type of market has helped to improve local economies. It also reduces the amount of pollution that is released into the environment. Not transporting these food sources across the globe can reduce a farmer’s carbon footprint.

Many companies are switching to eco-friendly products and more green solutions to much success. Take catering companies in DC for example, which increasingly make eco-friendly food a focal point of their business serving some of the most distinguished and influential people on the planet. This is due to the increased awareness on the part of the consumer, but of companies, nonprofits, and government agencies as well. People are more likely to trust a company that is environmentally conscious and feel better about their purchase decision in the process. The brands that promote the fact that they are working towards environmentally friendly goals are growing in the marketplace. This has lead other companies to start similar campaigns. This increases the options available.

Some of the eco-friendly products that can be used include cleaners that are more natural, using recycled materials, and purchasing food that is locally grown. Being eco-friendly is more than just working to conserve energy and resources. It involves actively looking at ways to reduce your carbon footprint. This means driving less and using materials and services that have the environment in mind.

Some of the ways that this movement is becoming popular is through increased awareness. As more people move toward this trend, it sparks others to think about the implications of the impact that people are making on the world. Climate change has become a topic of great controversy. Whether you believe that climate change is real or not is irrelevant. The amount of carbon emissions has increased due to the habits of people. This trend seems to be about working to reduce this impact. Some of the ways that people can do this are through a closer inspection of their usage. Having energy efficient and sustainable resources is one way.

Appliances have long been rated on their energy usage. With improved technology, appliances are becoming more energy efficient. This innovative technology has moved into the automobile industry. All-electric and hybrid models have gained in popularity. You can drive the places that you need to go, and not feel bad about the amount of pollution that you’re contributing.

Consumers are demanding more eco-friendly solutions. Younger generations are seeing the benefits of being good stewards of the environment. Having sustainable products and resources not only benefits the environment. Consumers are able to have more control over what they use and eat. As this movement gains more traction, it becomes easier to have green products available in the marketplace. Becoming more environmentally friendly is becoming easier for the average consumer.

 

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

5 thoughts on “The Growing Consumer Demand for Sustainable Products and Services

  • January 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    We do buy local or organic as much as possible. Also, energy efficiency is a priority when buying anything for our home. There are several other items on your list that I do follow. I love the information!

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  • January 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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    I’ve been thinking a lot about lowering our carbon footprint as a family lately. I think it’s extra important to let my kids see the changes we are making since I feel it will impact their generation more.

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  • January 22, 2018 at 9:15 am
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    I am always on the lookout for high energy efficiency when buying new appliances. On top of being more eco friendly, they really do save money over the long run!

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  • January 21, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    My adult kids are very aware of their carbon footprint; so much more aware than I have ever been. I’m actually following a lot of their advice. This is great information. I’ll share it with them, too.

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  • January 21, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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    I think what we’re finding as consumers is that buying organic and eco-friendly is not less convenient. As more consumers arrive at this, it’ll be even easy to find sustainable options.

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