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Slow down, do less: A Q&A with the author who introduced 'degrowth' to a mass audience

Kohei Saito talks four-day work weeks, private jet bans, and what we gain from reducing consumption.
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Burn after wearing

A mountain of used clothes appeared in Chile’s desert. Then it went up in flames.

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In France, zero-waste experiments tackle a tough problem: People's habits

Local initiatives in Roubaix and Nouvelle-Aquitaine try different strategies for waste reduction — and behavior change.
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Too much stuff: can we solve our addiction to consumerism?

Alarmed by the rising tide of waste we are all creating, my family and I decided to try to make do with much less. But while individual behaviour is important, real change will require action on a far bigger scale.

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Opinion: Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard on the high stakes of low quality

The Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on the price we pay for cheap things.
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Ad industry grapples with role selling consumption in climate crisis

Does being an effective agency mean helping sell more products or can it mean helping mitigate climate emergency?
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Are electric ‘composters’ the solution for food waste? Or a waste of time

The expensive appliances claim to eliminate kitchen food waste by turning it to instant compost. But experts are skeptical.

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