TOP 7 SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR

As climate change and global waring becomes more pressing issues, the integration of sustainability in our everyday existence has become more crucial. This is essential for the protection and preservation of our environment and the continued existence of man.

Here are top 7 trends to watch out for in the sustainability world.

1. Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is gradually getting the limelight. With fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas about 80% of the world’s energy consumption source, the impact on the environment and climate crisis is becoming alarming. Solar panels, wind turbines, and tidal energy are all common sources of renewable energy, with rising investments in by companies and energy providers for providing energy

2. Compulsory Climate Action

Compulsory climate action are enforced laws that governs the actions of companies with regards to sustainability. Examples of these rules would be reducing usage of fossil fuels, stopping over production, and using sustainable energy sources.

3. Clean Air

Clean air has always been a priority now more than ever. With the increase of global warming the planet has become increasingly polluted, this is due to industries and fossil fuel usage. During the COVID-19 pandemic areas of the sky which were previously polluted began to clear, this is influencing people to look toward green alternatives.

4. Waste Free

Waste typically ends up in landfills, if it doesn’t it can end up in our local ecosystems, harming the animal and plant life. Becoming waste free can be done in a variety of ways. Changing the way and place you shop opting for produce without packaging, or buying second hand can avoid contributing to waste. As well as this properly disposing can reduce the effects of your waste, such as recycling and composting.

5. ESG

ESG, means Environment, Social and Governance. This is a company’s sustainability criteria, such as their waste management, use of renewable energy, and attitude around climate change. This is becoming more important for companies and businesses as they are responsible for their sustainability and consumers care about the effects of their purchasing habits.

6. Women-Owned Business

In 2021 1 out of 3 businesses are owned by women, and the push for equality, women owned, managed, founded, and designed businesses are becoming more and more popular and important. Women are responsible for around 70% consumer purchasing, when women make such a vast amount of decisions it only makes sense for them to be in positions of power.

7. Sustainable Food

The food industry/agriculture is responsible for 25% of emissions. Farming creates a vast amount of greenhouse gases because of the animals themselves and the way they are farmed. A lot of food products are imported from other countries, the transportation of these creates greenhouse gases. Sustainable food consumption can be sustainable, finding meat and fish alternatives or reducing consumption can reduce the effect on the environment. Also finding food that is locally or ethically sourced can also help push towards sustainable living.

8. Electric Vehicles

Using electric vehicles reduces the amount of fossil fuels you’re using. Electric cars that run solely off electricity are a lot better for the environment than petrol and diesel cars, they don’t produce pollutants like standard cars. Reducing the effect transport has can also be done through opting to use public transport, or cycling and walking, these options create less pollutants or none at all.

Which of the trends do you anticipate the most? Leave your opinions in the comment section please

REFERENCES

https://sustainabilitymag.com/top10/top-10-sustainable-trends-2021

 

 

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