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January 31, 2018
Concerns about plastic waste and marine pollution have skyrocketed especially after China announced its ban on imports of foreign waste from January 2018. This has inspired the EU to launch a new plastic strategy focussed on two key goals, making all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and achieving higher packaging recycling rates across […]
March 10, 2017
The New Consumerism alludes to the emerging ethical economy as consumers reassess their priorities, opting for conscious instead of conspicuous consumption. This means they are considering the green credentials and ethical footprints of the products and services they purchase with strong implications for the consumer goods industry including all those involved in the supply chain ranging from the […]
January 19, 2017
Euromonitor International has identified three key trends in natural resources for 2017 including no rollback on climate initiatives, more proactive initiatives from business organisations to embrace resource management and the growing traction of the circular economy. The state of natural resources bear strong significance for the supply chain and manufacturing process as this involves future […]
October 28, 2016
The circular economy is one of eight trends which we see combining to create The New Consumerism. The New Consumerism sees today’s consumers assessing their priorities and increasingly asking themselves what they truly value: Why own something that I only use sporadically? Why accumulate more belongings when I could be out experiencing life? Why pay for […]
October 3, 2016
  Repairing old and damaged goods is a central tenet of the circular economy, an economy where nothing is wasted and everything is repaired, reused or recycled. Facilitating the repair of products can seem counter-intuitive to some businesses, who focus on the next sale. This can be a mistake though, consumers are increasingly interested in […]
Sarah Boumphrey
May 30, 2016
The circular economy is one of the eight trends which we see as combining to create The New Consumerism. The New Consumerism sees today’s consumers reassessing their priorities and increasingly asking themselves what they truly value:  Why own something that I only use sporadically? Why accumulate more belongings when I could be out experiencing life? […]

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