“ How can you regain control of your world through your consumerism?  Presented by   Lizette Smook Managing Director Innov...
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
<ul><li>In 1955, economist Victor Lebow stated (as quoted by Rees, 2009): </li></ul><ul><li>“ &quot;Our enormously product...
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
SUMMERIZED http://www.storyofstuff.com/
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
<ul><li>85,000,000 plastic bottles used every 3 minutes  (National Geographic) </li></ul><ul><li>260,000,000 tons of plast...
<ul><li>In 1997, the average woman bought 19 items of clothing a year, this has risen to 34 items  </li></ul><ul><li>1.9m ...
<ul><li>“ 12% of purchased products are never used and discarded.” </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><li>“ 97% of respon...
FACTS ON PLASTIC
THE LAND
OUR OCEANS www.projectkaisei.org
THE AIR
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
<ul><li>“ It has been estimated that up to one sixth of all child fatalities and disease can be attributed to environmenta...
<ul><li>Air Pollution, Heart Disease and Stroke Exposure to air pollution contributes to the development of cardiovascular...
<ul><li>Nine different pollutants have been &quot;verified&quot; to cause asthma - including four from car exhausts. Testi...
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
<ul><li>LESS, LESS LESS…… </li></ul><ul><li>Slow down purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Buy with a conscious </li></ul><ul><li>...
Organic cotton  Hemp Wool Seacell ALTERNATIVES ALTERNATE TEXTILES
Soy silk Bamboo Corn fiber  Recycled PET (water bottels) ALTERNATIVES ALTERNATE TEXTILES
CORNSTARCH ALTERNATE PLASTICS
RICE HUSK REPLACE MELAMINE SUSTAINABLE REPLACEMENT FOR MELAMINE
BEGASSE AND BAMBOO ALTERNATE FOR DISPOSABLES E.G.  POLYSTYRENE
TIME ENCODED PP/Pe PP WITH TIME-ENCODING – 1-2 YEAR LIFE SPAN
REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT  E LEATHER
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
<ul><li>Crisis-Oriented Environmental Management:  Environmental management hampers business performance. Businesses shoul...
<ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></...
Source:  Global Lifestyle Monitor IV The majority of global consumers will pay more for clothes made from natural fibers s...
<ul><ul><li>LOHAS describes a > $209 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services that appeal to consumers who value he...
<ul><li>“ 97% of respondents were pleased with the performance of recycled content   products.” </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Recy...
SURVEY www.pricegrabber.com
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How can you regain control of your world through your consumerism? Lizette Smook

  1. 1. “ How can you regain control of your world through your consumerism? Presented by Lizette Smook Managing Director InnovAsians Ltd.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 1955, economist Victor Lebow stated (as quoted by Rees, 2009): </li></ul><ul><li>“ &quot;Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction and our ego satisfaction in consumption. We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced and discarded at an ever-increasing rate&quot;. </li></ul>DEFINED www.wikipidia.com
  5. 5. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  6. 6. SUMMERIZED http://www.storyofstuff.com/
  7. 7. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  8. 8. <ul><li>85,000,000 plastic bottles used every 3 minutes (National Geographic) </li></ul><ul><li>260,000,000 tons of plastic produced per year – only approx 5% gets recycled </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 times more energy is needed to make/ship bottled water than tap water </li></ul>WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR WORLD? www.kaiseiproject.org
  9. 9. <ul><li>In 1997, the average woman bought 19 items of clothing a year, this has risen to 34 items </li></ul><ul><li>1.9m tonnes of textiles were disposed of in 2005 in the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>1.2m tonnes went into the rubbish bin </li></ul><ul><li>100 000 yards of fabric /cutting room in China on average with 20% wastage </li></ul><ul><li>The avarage American throw away 68 lbs. of textiles every year </li></ul>CONSUMER WASTE www.just-style.com
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ 12% of purchased products are never used and discarded.” </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><li>“ 97% of respondents were pleased with the performance of recycled content products.” </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Recycled Business Alliance </li></ul>InnovAsians Ltd. Hong Kong. All rights reserved ENVIRONMENT
  11. 11. FACTS ON PLASTIC
  12. 12. THE LAND
  13. 13. OUR OCEANS www.projectkaisei.org
  14. 14. THE AIR
  15. 15. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ It has been estimated that up to one sixth of all child fatalities and disease can be attributed to environmental factors.” </li></ul><ul><li>Health European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>“ 82% of surveyed landfills had leaks.” </li></ul><ul><li>green101.experience.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ People living near solid waste landfills where gas is escaping have a four-fold increased chance of bladder cancer or leukemia.” </li></ul><ul><li>New York State Department of Health </li></ul>InnovAsians Ltd. Hong Kong. All rights reserved ENVIRONMENT
  17. 17. <ul><li>Air Pollution, Heart Disease and Stroke Exposure to air pollution contributes to the development of cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke). </li></ul>http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4419 DISEASE
  18. 18. <ul><li>Nine different pollutants have been &quot;verified&quot; to cause asthma - including four from car exhausts. Testicular atrophy is caused by oestrogen, increasingly found in British rivers that supply drinking water. Mercury poisoning can cause cerebral palsy, while more than 50 pollutants - ranging from dioxins to PCBs - have been shown to cause cancer. Other effects include: kidney disease, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, dermatitis bronchitis, hyperactivity, deafness, sperm damage and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. </li></ul>http://www.eurocbc.org/pollutio_linked_to_200_diseases_14nov2004page1774.html DISEASE
  19. 19. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  20. 20. <ul><li>LESS, LESS LESS…… </li></ul><ul><li>Slow down purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Buy with a conscious </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious living (air con, water, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you buy </li></ul>SHIFT NEEDED
  21. 21. Organic cotton Hemp Wool Seacell ALTERNATIVES ALTERNATE TEXTILES
  22. 22. Soy silk Bamboo Corn fiber Recycled PET (water bottels) ALTERNATIVES ALTERNATE TEXTILES
  23. 23. CORNSTARCH ALTERNATE PLASTICS
  24. 24. RICE HUSK REPLACE MELAMINE SUSTAINABLE REPLACEMENT FOR MELAMINE
  25. 25. BEGASSE AND BAMBOO ALTERNATE FOR DISPOSABLES E.G. POLYSTYRENE
  26. 26. TIME ENCODED PP/Pe PP WITH TIME-ENCODING – 1-2 YEAR LIFE SPAN
  27. 27. REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT E LEATHER
  28. 28. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  29. 29. <ul><li>Crisis-Oriented Environmental Management: Environmental management hampers business performance. Businesses should not cooperate with the government or anyone else who detracts from the purpose of business: to make money </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-Oriented Environmental Management: Environmental regulations are a cost of doing business, nothing more </li></ul>‘ ANTI’ - PARADIGMS
  30. 30. <ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage – cause and affect </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer wastage and consumer health </li></ul><ul><li>The shift needed </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>The base for a shift already exists </li></ul>Agenda
  31. 31. Source: Global Lifestyle Monitor IV The majority of global consumers will pay more for clothes made from natural fibers such as cotton. CLOTHING AND FIBRE
  32. 32. <ul><ul><li>LOHAS describes a > $209 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services that appeal to consumers who value health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Originally identified by co-research conducted by Conscious Wave and The Natural Marketing Institute in 2000. Within the LOHAS market divisions are products and services that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve health and safeguard eco-systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop human potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce the use of natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchases created or conducted in socially </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>responsible manner </li></ul></ul>THERE IS A CHANGE IN CONSUMERS
  33. 33. <ul><li>“ 97% of respondents were pleased with the performance of recycled content products.” </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Recycled Business Alliance </li></ul>FACTS
  34. 34. SURVEY www.pricegrabber.com
  35. 35. Thank you

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