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The Rise of eco and socially conscious trends in retail

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•Slides from a talk given by Jeremy Corner at Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham on the 2nd September 2018.

Understanding what promotes people to make ethical choices
Charting the increase in sales of ethical products
Meeting the need for information around ethical products and services
Reflecting the trend in your store, authentically

Jeremy Corner is Chairman of the Giftware Association and MD of Blue Eyed Sun, publishers of gorgeous handmade greeting cards and the UK and Ireland distributors for BambooCup - a reusable alternative to the 2.5 billion plastic lined, single use coffee cups going to landfill in the UK each year. He is an international speaker, blogger and industry influencer on social media @JeremyCorner. Find out more at www.blueeyedsun.co.uk/blog

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The Rise of eco and socially conscious trends in retail

  1. 1. The rise in eco and socially conscious trends and how they can be reflected in your business 11:15 - 12:45 Sunday 2nd September 2018 Autumn Fair - Birmingham NEC Master the High Street The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  2. 2. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Plastic World Plastics • Polyethelene (PE) • Polypropolene (PP) • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) • Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) • Polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) • Nylon • Polyster
  3. 3. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 BPA and Estrogenic Chemicals in plastics linked to health issues • Hormone Imbalance • Heart Disease • Genital Deformaties • Increase Cancer Risks • Infertility • ADHD
  4. 4. Lasting Effects The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  5. 5. 6 billion plastic bottles go into landfill in the UK each year The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  6. 6. 2.5 billion plastic lined coffee cups go into landfill in the UK each year The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  7. 7. From 2004-2014 Plastic packaging increased by 25% 800,000 tonnes pa Only 1/3 is recycled The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  8. 8. Plastic Ocean The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  9. 9. Micro plastics The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  10. 10. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Avoid • Acrylic • Nylon • Polyster Choose • Cotton • Silk • Wool • Bamboo
  11. 11. Changing Habits The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  12. 12. Single Use Plastics The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  13. 13. Millennials The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 • Most spending power • £4.4 trillion per year • Mobile and online • Research products • Health & wellness • Passion for environment • Less traditional media • Spend more freely • Value authenticity
  14. 14. Changing Habits The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Causes
  15. 15. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Rob Greenfield 38 kgs of waste generated in a single month
  16. 16. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Waste Reduction
  17. 17. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Ethical Spending
  18. 18. Bags Lunchboxes Opportunities The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Cups Bottles
  19. 19. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 Conscious Business
  20. 20. The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 4 Steps 1. Refuse 2. Reduce 3. Reuse 4. Recycle
  21. 21. Resources • How to Give Up Plastic 
 by Will McCallum • W.R.A.P. • Life Without Plastic • My Plastic Free Life • Zero Waste Chef • Treading My Own Path • GreenPeace • Friends of the Earth • Marine Conservation Society The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35 #BreakFreeFromPlastic
  22. 22. Waste during this talk: 10,000 plastic straws 57 million plastic bags 30 Million plastic bottles 125 tonnes of nappies 30 lorry loads of plastic into the sea 99% of the stuff we buy is trashed within six months The Rise of Eco and Socially Conscious Trends in Retail @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun & @BambooCupUK - Stand 4A35
  23. 23. Build environmental awareness sustainability and social responsibility into your business. Key Take away Take action, join the conversation and get involved. Follow me here: www.blueeyedsun.co.uk/blog To Do Next The Rise in Eco and Socially Conscious Trends @JeremyCorner from @Blue_Eyed_Sun - Stand 4A35

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