Top 4 Eco Trends for the Upcoming Decade
People are starting to shift to an eco-friendly lifestyle as of late, and it seems that this trend will not die off anytime soon. In fact, here are some of the top eco trends predicted to get truly big in the upcoming decade:
Changing the ways energy is produced
One of the most talked-about trends in sustainability is curbing people’s dependence on fossil fuels, which is actually the leading contributor to climate change.
Expert analysts believe that solar and wind energy will become more viable in the next couple of years as the technology used to produce them becomes more efficient. It is also possible that micro-generation of electricity within individual homes using these technologies can become more commonplace.
Shifting towards plant-based eating
Many experts believe that the following decade will give rise to veganism. It is a well-known fact that dairy and meat production farms account for a big chunk of global air pollution. Shifting to plant-based eating will mean that the demand for meat and dairy products will drop. It can also significantly lessen the amount of air pollution meat and dairy farms produce.
“Meatless” meat is slowly becoming more popular nowadays. As it turns out, many people do not care if their steak or burger does not contain any real meat, as long as it still tastes and feels the same. Moreover, veggie-meats are cheaper than the real thing, which is a convincing reason to make the switch.
There is also some good news for those who are not big fans of veggie burgers. It is the fact that there is a push for regenerative agriculture, which will support both plant and livestock production. This initiative aims to clean up the act of traditional dairy and livestock farms, literally.
In a nutshell, regenerative agriculture is a set of farming principles that help increase biodiversity, enrich soil instead of stripping it bare, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem services. This is deemed by many agriculture specialists to be the solution for the current uncontrolled depletion of topsoil.
Less plastic use and production
In no small part thanks to people’s awareness of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, there has been a significant decline in the amount of single-use plastic consumption in the past couple of years.
Consumers nowadays are calling out businesses that still needlessly use disposable plastics, and they are talking with their wallets, by not buying anything from stores that still use single-use plastic products.
With these upcoming eco trends, it is highly likely that people will have a more sustainable living in the next few years.