Before, only small groups of consumers and businesses were eco-conscious. Today, the idea of sustainable living has skyrocketed. To be specific, more and more people are opting for environment-friendly products and lifestyles. For these reasons, it is not surprising that a lot of sustainable trends are gaining popularity. So, what are the most popular sustainable trends we can’t ignore this year?
1. Work From Home
As you know, working from home is an unconventional career option; however, it became a necessity during the pandemic. As it turns out, working from home has a lot of benefits, especially to the environment. For instance, there was a reduction in the vehicles on the streets. Plus, office buildings use less energy. All these effects can help reduce pollution because they reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Because working from home is good for the environment, a lot of companies have committed to allowing their employees to work from home even when the lock is lifted.
2. Use of Sustainable Products
One of the most popular sustainable trends we can’t ignore this year is the use of sustainable products. In fact, a lot of people expect that this trend will come mandatory in the coming years.
There are numerous industries that are going sustainable, including the following:
Food Industry – As you know, the food industry has a major role in the destruction of the environment because of meat consumption. For this reason, more and more people are shifting to a plant-based diet. Aside from that, more companies are also offering delivery services that are sustainable.
Beauty and Fashion Industry – According to one survey, about 38% of consumers have switched to brands that are environmentally conscious. For this reason, fashion and beauty brands are expected to offer sustainable products.
Lifestyle – Aside from those sustainable products, a lot of people are practicing sustainable living. For instance, they are now choosing to use sustainable packaging. Additionally, digitization will rise to lessen the consumption of paper. Finally, more and more people are also switching to electric vehicles.
3. Carbon Offsetting
Finally, the last on this list of most popular sustainable trends we can’t ignore this year is carbon offsetting. This practice is about reducing and preventing the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. There are several ways to practice carbon offsetting. The simplest method is to plant trees. Additionally, companies can also invest in carbon capture technology.
Because net zero-emission is gaining popularity, we can expect that carbon offsetting will be trending this year and in the coming years.