Autozone vs. O’Reilly – The Battle for Sustainable Mufflers

O’Reilly and Autozone are two major auto parts retailers that have hundreds of stores all over America.  Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are collaborating in efforts to improve the environmental performance of their organizations. These suppliers must have the ability to maintain rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and nonrenewable resource depletion that can beContinue reading “Autozone vs. O’Reilly – The Battle for Sustainable Mufflers”

Does the shoe fit? DSW vs. Foot Locker

Shoes. Not so much a practicality in our fashion-conscious age as a burgeoning addiction: 24.2 billion pairs were manufactured in 2018 alone, and the industry’s revenue is predicted to hit $500 billion by 2027.  But as we slip them on our feet and prepare to go out, do we ever really consider the carbon ‘footprint’Continue reading “Does the shoe fit? DSW vs. Foot Locker”

Soda wars: Is Coke or Pepsi more sustainable?

Which is better, Coca Cola or Pepsi? Since leaving the Plastics Industry Association because of so-called philosophical disagreements with that organization’s strategies, both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have launched new efforts to solve the problems that the plastics industry apparently has created for them.  In a release sent on September 13, PepsiCo announced accelerated efforts toContinue reading “Soda wars: Is Coke or Pepsi more sustainable?”

The battle of long receipts (and sustainability): Walgreens vs. CVS

No matter where you go, it seems there’s always a Walgreens or a CVS just around the corner. The two drugstores carry everything from groceries and cosmetics to household supplies and greeting cards. Both stores have pharmacies that offer services like flu shots, and both have rewards cards that offer serious savings. Green is theContinue reading “The battle of long receipts (and sustainability): Walgreens vs. CVS”

Can bargain shopping be eco-friendly? Yes, but it matters where you shop.

Department stores play a role in the shopping decisions in the lives of many. A department store is a retail establishment with a building open to the public which offers a wide range of consumer goods such as clothing, housewares, furniture and appliances. It typically offers a choice of multiple merchandise lines, at variable priceContinue reading “Can bargain shopping be eco-friendly? Yes, but it matters where you shop.”

Can Beauty be clean? Sephora vs. Ulta?

More beauty brands are finding ways to minimize the impact they leave on the world.The stuff that beauty fans love is, in fact, connected to the climate crisis, because the $532 billion dollar industry that we support is implicitly linked to other industries that pollute the earth. The beauty industry contributes 120 billion units ofContinue reading “Can Beauty be clean? Sephora vs. Ulta?”

Zara vs. Urban Outfitters: Where should eco-conscious shoppers put their dollars?

Fast, cheap fashion has completely changed the way Americans spend their money. On average monthly clothing expenses are about $134 (that’s $1,604 per year). But each of those dollars are not created equally. Some fashion chains are very conscious of their environmental and social footprint, while others are not.  Specifically, in this post we areContinue reading “Zara vs. Urban Outfitters: Where should eco-conscious shoppers put their dollars?”

Clash of the Sustainable Titans: Walmart vs. Target

While Amazon has taken over home delivery, the original everything stores are still very much alive and thriving. Whether you are choosing to get groceries, toys or electronics, many shoppers have a choice to make between Target and Walmart. With remarkably similar product offerings, many eco-conscious shoppers may choose to make their decision with otherContinue reading “Clash of the Sustainable Titans: Walmart vs. Target”