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Can luxury be sustainable?
The third edition of the ‘1.618 Sustainable Luxury’ fair took place in Paris at the end of March.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the fair aims to educate, inform, and support the change for a more sustainable form of luxury.
Why it matters
It is an opportunity to demonstrate that ethics and the environment can be combined when looking at luxury products. As consumers become more aware of the impact of their behaviour on the planet, will we see a growth in sustainable products in categories that usually pride themselves on uniqueness and exclusivity?
The School Book Bank promotes the reuse of school books by receiving and delivering used school books for free. Having the “free” part as a principle of honor, all books or services provided have no cost attached. People who join the bank must volunteer to give a “ride” to the books from one place to another. This avoids incurring any delivery expenses.
PENG, a sub-cultural organization from Germany plans to set up public WIFI stations (called internet-wells) all around the world. The idea: everybody can use the high-speed connection for free, as long as public donations come in. If nobody donates, the connection goes down to slower ‘emergency mode’.