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Mindfulness and Ethical Consumption

  • Eugene OhuEmail author
  • Kemi Ogunyemi
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The earth’s resources are limited and scarce, and the current rate of consumption and replacement is not likely to guarantee resources for the sustenance of living things in a permanent way (Ericson et al. 2014). Complementing this view that implicitly sees the earth as a “source,” there is another view that it is a “sink” – the destination of waste left over from the consumption of its resources (Sheth et al. 2011). When waste is biodegradable, it is reabsorbed into the system and reused over time (Chiellini and Solaro 1996), but for this to continue being the case, the rate of waste production must be surpassed or at least matched by the earth’s capacity for reabsorption. Where the waste is not degradable as, for example, the case with plastics, the ability to contain them would depend on...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Organizational Behaviour / Human Resource ManagementLagos Business SchoolLagosNigeria
  2. 2.Business Ethics, Managerial Anthropology, and Sustainability ManagementLagos Business SchoolLagosNigeria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Giorgi Pkhakadze
    • 1
  • Monica de Andrade
  1. 1.School of Public HealthDAVID TVILDIANI MEDICAL UNIVERSITYTbilisiGeorgia