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Sustainability

I may be selling anything but plastic, but that doesn’t mean that all other materials are ‘good’ e.g. sustainable and environmentally friendly. I am developing a ratings system for the different materials used here instead of plastic. Each product will be given a rating based on the materials it is made of. This is so that consumers can make a fully informed choice about their purchases. This system will help guide buyers as to the origins of their purchases and the impact their buying choices make on the planet.

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(It will also serve to alleviate my capitalist guilt by reconciling the fact that I have to create more to ultimately lead to less waste and better buying practices.)

Ratings system

Materials will score high or low on the following categories:

Sustainability

Low
  • Single use or disposable.

  • Made with finite resources.

  • Unmanageable resource depletion.

High 
  • Reusable and recyclable.

  • Made with renewable resources.

  • Preservation of resources.

Low

Environmental Impact 

High 
  • Non - biodegradable.

  • Negative means of production e.g. uncontrolled deforestation.

  • Negative end of life destiny e.g. landfill or litter.

  • Biodegradable.

  • Positive/neutral means of production e.g. circular economy.

  • Positive end of life destiny e.g. reusable or compostable.

Ethical

Low
High 
  • Toxic chemicals in production.

  • Restricted workers rights.

  • Dangers in production.

  • Materials not safe for use.

  • Obscured or untraceable supply chain.

  • No harmful chemicals.

  • Enshrined workers rights.

  • Safe production methods.

  • Materials safe for use.

  • Transparent supply chain.