VIDEO: Consumer’s Role in Sustainability
The 2010 Made in Minnesota Report highlights local retailers and manufacturers that are embracing sustainability as a business model. Upfront costs can be higher but in the long term, sustainability means efficiency. But sustainability is a two-way process. It is also up to consumers to insist upon sustainable goods and services. Choosing recycled or reclaimed materials, eco-friendly cleaning products, items with limited packaging can help support a market for environmentally conscious producers.