Euroconsumers is opening up insights and information from its consumer market research to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to be part of green, future-proof, circular economies.
Becoming a sustainable SME citizen: environmental, social and governance factors
Consumers expect businesses large and small are now expected to perform well on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors such as diversity, respect for employees and care for the environment.
Designing out waste
Instead of a “take, make, dispose" model, circular economies design waste out of the system, and resources are regenerated or reused multiple times. This means using less, more efficiently, as well as designing products that can be repaired, reused or remade.
A more circular packaging system will help preserve ecosystems and resources, improve reputation and comply with current and future regulations on plastic waste and packaging.
Built to last and last
If products break down too soon because of premature obsolescence, consumers face two choices: repair it or throw it away. But new international and European policy developments are aiming to change this