A growing number of people are becoming more environmentally conscious, which affects numerous parts of an individual’s lifestyle. Due to this rise, a whole host of companies are adopting the eco-friendly trend as a bid to attract consumers as well as saving the planet in the process. Below is a list of industries that have changed the way they work to ensure they adhere to the increasing concern for the environment. In order to do this, they place pressure on themselves to implement eco-friendly practices.
The property industry
The construction of property and the action of living in them once completed are known to place a huge strain on the environment. From tenants using aerosols and air fresheners, to burning fossil fuels like coal in their home, residents are having more of a detrimental effect on the environment. Unfortunately, as the population grows, the effect is becoming more apparent as a larger number of people are contributing to air pollution.
Property investment company RW Invest who specialise in off-plan, is taking leaps to ensure that the properties they sell are more eco-friendly, both to attract tenants and help the environment. Through using cutting edge modern low carbon technology, this aims to limit the amount of carbon dioxide that is being emitted into the environment. On the whole, new builds are more eco-friendly as they are built with better insulation. Therefore, tenants do not need to use as much heating or air conditioning to keep them cooler in summer months and warmer in the winter.
The food industry
One of the biggest changes made in the food industry was to abolish the use of plastic straws and to replace them with a paper alternative in a desperate bid to protect the environment. Slowly removing plastic straws is the start of the movement to banish them altogether. Plastic is a harmful material for the environment as it kills wildlife as well as polluting the oceans. Globally, companies are taking huge steps to minimise the use of plastic as much as possible, and this is a trend that numerous food industries are taking in order to make a positive change.
The fashion industry
Fashion over the years has stirred huge speculation on how eco-friendly the industry actually is. Even though the fashion industry still has a long way to go before it achieves complete eco-friendliness, there are certainly a lot of companies that are opting to go green. Fast fashion chains usually have the largest impact in the fashion world as they are appealing to the masses of consumers. Having a huge influence on the consumer has led companies like H&M to use sustainable materials like cotton and polyester in their clothing with the vision of by 2020 going all organic cotton. Turning away from the high street, leading fashion houses like Stella McCartney are also choosing to use ethically sourced recycled materials in all of their pieces. As more and more brands realise the effect that the fashion industry has the on environment, more brands are looking towards an eco-friendly future and changing the way they operate in order to boost its reputation and make a change.