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Title: Ethical Consumerism


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Ethical Consumerism
  • Is worth 29.3 billion per year

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Eco
  • Fair-trade
  • Organics
  • Alternative Fabrics
  • Re-use
  • Recycle

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Driving forces
  • Government
  • Environmental Climate
  • Increased media exposure
  • Marketing
  • Smaller World
  • Consumer conscience
  • Increased choice

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Landfill facts
  • Each year in the UK households throw away almost
    30 million tonnes of waste

4.3 Million African Elephants
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1 Tonne of paper recycled saves 17 trees
Disposable nappies take 500 years to decompose
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EU Legislation to Recycle 33 of all Rubbish
thrown out
  • Currently 9 in the UK
  • Holland 30
  • Switzerland 57

UK 26 Netherlands 91
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Each year 1,465,000 shoes and textiles are
sent to landfill each year
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  • 1 Tonne

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  • 300,000 is currently collected in the UK by
    Charities each year for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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What can be done?
  • Re-sold
  • Wiper Clothes Mixed cotton and Denim
  • Wool can be re-spun and dyed
  • Export to Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe
  • Trainers rubber can be used for tennis courts

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If everyone in the UK bought one reclaimed
garment, it would save 371 Million gallons of
water (the average reservoir holds 300 Million)
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Red Mutha
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Traid
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Recycleyourjeans.com
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Worn Again
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From Somewhere
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