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Sustainable vs. responsible consumption

What is the conceptual difference between sustainable and responsible consumption, if any?
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What are ideas to change the advertising system towards sustainability?

Recently I've heard degrowth proponents often mention how they found the whole advertising industry problematic and the topic seems to be treated as if advertisements themself were the problem. I ...
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Is it ethical to dump packaging of products at the same store you bought them from?

I was told to ask this question here. Note: This question is in the context of reducing trash at home. Say I buy some meat at the grocery store. I would prefer to bring my own container and not use ...
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Do higher electricity prices cause people to use less?

Demand for gas is elastic... I've read that cars in Europe are, on average, more efficient than cars in the US due to significantly higher taxes on gasoline. ...but not for electricity? In the ...
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Environmental impact of using paper towels for hand drying

At work, I have noticed a staggering level of paper towel usage and it's disheartening to see it getting wasted, even though hand dryers are installed in all rest rooms. I plan to propose reducing the ...
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Energy Efficiency vs. Reduced Consumption

Energy efficiency and reduced consumption are not exclusive. But is it possible that we focus too much on the former and not enough on the latter? To expand on my question, I live near a very ...
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Measure and compare energy consumption

does anyone know of a platform/forum where people measure and compare the energy consumption of their devices? I bought an energy metering plug, and now I can find out how much electricity my ...
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Is buying online more sustainable than in local shop next door?

I was planning to buy a toy. I can buy it online and in local shop next door. Price is (including shipping in case of online shop) more or less the same. Is one more sustainable than the other?
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Which is more sustainable: Almond, Soy, Coconut, Cashew or Other Milk?

As my question indicates, what is the most viable dairy alternative from a sustainability perspective (ignoring the importance of nutritional value)? From a life-cycle analysis are some options more ...
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Are luxury goods more sustainable than supermarket brands?

The power of brands in consumer culture has been much criticized, for encouraging needless consumption and masking the environmental and social costs of production. But luxury branded goods surely ...
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How much power does a computer monitor left switched on use?

Its a little niggling annoyance that always gets me in my office that when I work overtime and leave the office after everyone else I see row upon row of little orange lights where people have turned ...
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Deciding when to stop patching a hose

When you live in the country and have hoses that are kept outside, they will occasionally get chewed on. I fix them when that happens, with a hose repair kit: If you haven't used one of these, you ...
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What does it take to create an approbation label?

These days, there's a lot of approbation labels for a lot of different products: fair trade FSC (wood) MSC (fish) EU energy label and a lot more for a lot more different products. I've been ...
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Independent retirement vs moving in with the kids

Living in Indonesia at the moment and under long-term discussions regarding whether to move back to the US. One issue is retirement and one aspect of that is sustainability. In Indonesia, multi-...