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Sustainability Resource Guide: Design and Marketing

Information about sustainability resources, events and activities at Newcastle University: a collaborative guide from NIReS and the University Library

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism is a type of consumer activism that is based on the concept of dollar voting. It is practiced through 'positive buying' in that ethical products are favoured, or 'moral boycott', that is negative purchasing and company-based purchasing. Ethical Consumerism was worth £32.2bn in the UK in 2013, up 9% on the previous year.

Green Marketing

Green marketing is the marketing of products that are presumed to be environmentally preferable to others. Thus green marketing incorporates a broad range of activities, including product modification, changes to the production process, sustainable packaging, as well as modifying advertising.

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Producer Responsibility and Stewardship

Extended producer responsibility (EPR), based on the “polluter pays” principle, entails making manufacturers responsible for the entire lifecycle of the products and packaging they produce.