10 Best Articles on Sustainability
The most useful articles and videos on sustainability from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Sustainability Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on sustainability by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work
- An environmentalist gets lunch
- Why One Gen Z-Led Retailer is Limiting Orders Per Customer
- Can You Dress Well and Save the Planet?
- Exclusive: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not…
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8 Sustainability ideas that will change the world
Diving into some of the most innovative ideas across retail, city planning, policy, technology and construction. Ideas that will truly change the way we thin...
Can the economy grow forever?
Is infinite economic growth possible on a planet with finite resources? Explore how countries can balance efficiency with sustainability.--Many economists th...
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An environmentalist gets lunch
Why being an effective environmentalist can often feel like being a bad one
The rise of the minimalist wardrobe
According to fans of capsule dressing, it's all about less is more, and the "rule of five". So is it time to return to older ways of thinking about what we wear, asks Matilda Welin.
Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work
If the plastics industry is following the tobacco industry’s playbook, it may never admit to the failure of plastics recycling.
Can You Dress Well and Save the Planet?
Alec Leach's new book, 'The World Is On Fire But We're Still Buying Shoes,' tries to square the circle of conscious shopping.
Why One Gen Z-Led Retailer is Limiting Orders Per Customer
Sustainable retail platform Toward is setting a new precedent by preventing customers from placing more than 12 orders per year.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on sustainability.
Exclusive: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not…
Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. At 81 years old, he’s just getting started.
Open source sustainability
Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the…
Al Gore: ‘We're in the early stages of a sustainability revolution'
Liam Stevens There is a growing perception in the markets of developed nations that our current economic model is no longer fit for purpose. For a number of reasons related to economic performance,…
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