Building a sustainable future requires changes in the way we produce, consume and live. Everyone — civil society organizations, businesses and governments alike — need to play their part to foster the uptake of sustainable and healthy practices. To inspire these actors, we have created 15 Paths to Sustainability.
The first set of 8 paths demand changes in the ways we produce and consume:
Although the initial cost may be high, durable products provide a greater return on investment over time because you don’t have to buy new ones, meaning more money in your pocket in the long-term. When looking for durable goods, check to see if the product can be repaired or refurbished / reconditioned to avoid having to buy a new one further down the line. This naturally benefits the environment by reducing the consumption of natural resources to produce new items.