Learn all about eco-conscious consumerism with this infographic from GoEthical. We have produced this infographic, which conveys large amounts of information in an easy to digest visual format:

Infographic Visual - The Rise of Eco-conscious Consumerism in Society

Infographic Visual – The Rise of Eco-conscious Consumerism in Society

Infographic Visual – The Rise of Eco-conscious Consumerism in Society

We hope you enjoyed viewing the infographic and it helps in understanding why GoEthical is a great place to go for ethical shopping.


What is Eco-conscious Consumerism?

Words often have multiple meanings. We define eco-conscious consumerism as:

  • Eco – relates to activities which are not harmful to the environment
  • Conscious – full awareness of and sensitivity to something
  • Consumerism – the purchase of goods whilst protecting the interests of consumers

Bringing the three words together a definition for eco-conscious consumerism is:

“The purchase of goods, which are consciously selected as the consumer knows they will not damage the environment”.

Conscious Consumer Terms

Here are some terms often used in the world of eco-conscious consumerism:

  • Buycott – This word is ‘buy’ and ‘boycott’ together, referring to customers that refuse to buy from certain companies due to their negative practices.
  • Eco-conscious consumerism – the term itself can also be called related terms such as ethical consumption, ethical purchasing, ethical sourcing, ethical shopping, green consumerism or moral purchasing
  • Positive purchasing – This phrase refers to how people try to create a positive impact during the purchasing process, such as by supporting ethical businesses with their buying choices.
  • Purpose – Conscious consumption focuses on the purpose behind purchasing, whether that’s using social purpose to market to customers or supporting businesses that are modelled on achieving a purpose in addition to making money.

Statistics Relating to Eco-Conscious Consumerism

Ethical shopping delivers many benefits, some high-level benefits are listed below:

  • A survey revealed the % of eco-conscious consumers expectations of an eco-friendly product:
    • 81% – Does the least damage to the environment
    • 74% – Made from sustainable/recycled materials
    • 68% – Embraces cruelty-free manufacturing
    • 55% – Manufactured with ethical labour and sourcing practices
    • 52% – Is affordable
  • The same survey revealed the following % relating to types of products bought by eco-conscious consumers:
  • Popular products, which now have eco-conscious versions include:
    • Reusable water bottles – this industry is now valued at £5.5billion per annum and is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 3.6%
    • Paper straws – the use of plastic straws has become increasingly unpopular. Paper straws are being used as an alternative, with a forecast CAGR of 13.8% in the period 2019 – 2027
  • There are now 450+ Eco Labels, which respond to consumer demand across numerous eco-friendly niches

How Does GoEthical Enable Eco-Conscious Consumerism?

The GoEthical ethical marketplace app enables eco-conscious consumerism in ways such as:

  • Access to products – GoEthical provides access to a range of products, particularly in 4 categories:

Registering to Use the GoEthical App

Registering for GoEthical is very easy and only takes 2-3 minutes. Gain access to a world of ethical app shopping by registering for GoEthical at https://www.bazarapp.co.uk/.

Methods to Contact GoEthical

Contact GoEthical in the following ways:

GoEthical would be delighted to hear from buyers and sellers of ethical products and always endeavour to reply to enquiries ASAP after receipt.

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