A growing number of consumers are looking at what they are consuming, what the effects are on the planet, and are choosing sustainable brands from trash bags to cocktail dresses. The resources in this section will be useful for both consumers who are considering a lifestyle change, and businesses who are exploring the market and trying to understand sustainability-minded consumers. To find specific sustainable brands of products search the internet for "eco-friendly", "earth-friendly", "biodegradeable", "green", or "sustainable" along with product categories.
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The following websites offer information on sustainable consumption trends as well as practical tips for consumers from identifying green products to calculating your carbon footprint.