Friday, 30 December 2016

The top 5 lifestyle stories in 2016

Disposable coffee cups are difficult to reycle. Image: Luiz Filipe Carneiro Machado Follow, CC BY-NC 2.0

Responsible consumption was on the rise this year as TripAdvisor quit animal tourism, disposable coffee cups were discussed by the British government, and companies started producing and selling more sustainably. Here are the lifestyle stories people cared about in 2016.

Matters of sustainability and the environment were given extra air time this year at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to mixed results, while travel giant TripAdvisor took a stance by halting all offers surrounding animal tourism. Coffee lovers had less to rejoice over as the true cost of producing and drinking coffee came under scrutiny.

Here are the top lifestyle stories in 2016:
  • Conscious consumption and responsible production
  • Storm in a coffee cup
  • More animal friendly, sustainable travel
  • Apps-olutely sustainable
  • The mixed bag of Rio 2016