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A second life for objects? A sustainable practice

The conomic crisis has many consequences such as shrinking living standards and making the poor even poorer. Moreover, it questions our production and consumption models. In the framework of a general reflection on sustainable consumption which favours a reduction in … Continue reading

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Direct selling should invest in new technologies and human resources

For the last twenty years, direct selling has increased a lot in France. Since 1993, the number of companies employing at least one person has been multiplied by 2.3. Moreover, the added value increased by more than 30% between 2000 … Continue reading

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Energy performance in the service sector: teaching the users is an issue of major importance

Controlling energy costs in the service sector buildings has become an issue of major importance, on the one hand to fulfil the objectives of the Grenelle de l’environnement (the French protocol on climate change) and on the other hand to … Continue reading

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The French industry of consumer goods should take better account of the consumers’ expectations

For the last ten years, while the French production of consumer goods has dropped of an average 0,5% per year, jobs in this industry have decreased by 4,5% per year. Although deindustrialisation and the economic crisis are the major reasons … Continue reading

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More customers in neighbourhood shops, frozen food and discount stores

For the past few years, the food trade has undergone dramatic change: the mass consumption model has been challenged, the forms of neighbourhood distribution are now increasingly diverse, the sales on the Internet are developing, drive-through for grocery shopping is … Continue reading

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