E-waste, used and frequently discarded computers, tablets, smartphones and other electronics, is the fastest-growing municipal waste stream in the United States. Read this opinion piece about the causes and possible solutions to this mounting environmental threat.
At Zero Waste Daniel, New York-based designer Daniel Silverstein creates fashion that is both environment-conscious and socially responsible. Watch this short video to find out more.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the information on the internet? That “foggy” sensation in your brain after hours of pointing, clicking, tapping, and swiping has a name. It’s called information overload. Read this article to learn more about it.
Find out why winning the lottery may not change people’s lives the way we would expect.
Learn why product marketing may be crucial to public health.
Living beyond our means and having an attachment to possessions is something we’ve become accustomed to. We can put a false value on owning things, imagining a happiness that simply cannot be obtained through materialism.
The foods we literally consume at Thanksgiving are based not in history, but in consumerism itself.
While the coronavirus has led to complications for many workers, some Etsy sellers have made a fortune selling cloth masks to consumers. Read more about the hard work and luck that went into making millions off of a perfect storm of circumstances.
Your recent clothing haul may have more environmental costs and ethical concerns than you might expect. Read more about how fast fashion has a hidden cost many don’t know they are paying.
While some companies are struggling during the pandemic, major snack companies are bringing in unforeseen profits.
See images from a new book documenting the ecological and social results of overpopulation and overconsumption throughout the world.
What happens to the stuff you no longer need? In this interview, author Edward Humes describes the huge amount of trash created in the United States and explains where it goes when we throw it away.
See eye-opening graphs of the many ways consumer spending shifted in response to COVID-19.
Grocery shopping during a pandemic is already a strange experience involving sanitizing carts and maintaining social distance. But why does it also include whole aisles of empty shelves where toilet paper should be?
Studies have shown how materialism, loneliness, and even smell affect how consumers spend money. As you read this article, think about your own decision-making when it comes to shopping.
Normally, an inventor strives to create products that fill a need and solve a problem. Matty Benedetto does the opposite. Watch a video showing his delightfully useless creations.
Did you know that a major cell phone manufacturer used to make rubber boots? Or that a well-known gasoline company used to sell seashells? Check out this slideshow to see how some companies have transformed themselves.
Culture can help people to learn to share freely. Listen to this report comparing people in modern economies like those of the United States to hunter-gatherers.
Where does your money typically go? Compare your spending habits with the national breakdowns featured in this report.
With the rise of online shopping, the number of people taking trips to physical shopping malls has declined. Shopping malls may not be dead yet, but their future is uncertain.