How can we, as consumers, persuade manufacturers to make their products more sustainable?
The only things I've come up with (and try to do myself)
- Buy the most sustainable version of products. The idea is that if enough people do this, manufacturers will notice a change in demand and adjust their method of production.
- Publish information about manufacturers, shops, restaurants etc. that strive to make sustainable products, or that do just the opposite, in the hope that other people will read and act upon that information.
- Sign petitions drawn up by organisations like Greenpeace, for example, to protest against the use of non-sustainable materials (e.g. chemicals used to produce cotton for clothing)
Is there any proof that these methods work? Does anyone have a better alternative?