What are the effects of going green? Going green helps the environment by reducing the amount of pollution that enters the soil, water and air. By using alternative energy sources and avoiding the burning of fossil fuels, recycling and reducing waste and driving more efficiently, fewer pollutants are released into the environment.
Why is it difficult for companies to go green? Sustainability costs money. It’s cheaper to use chemicals in foodstuffs, and not bother with sustainability. That’s the challenge for green businesses; their products and services are going to be more costly, and the gains are going to be more long-term than immediate.
What are the challenges for green economy? Even when there is a strong economic, environmental and social case for investing in greening trade, a number of important obstacles remain. These relate mostly to limitations in financial and human resources, weak regulatory frameworks, lack of enforcement mechanisms, and poor economic infrastructure.
Why do people not use eco-friendly products? Consumers often have negative associations with sustainable product options, viewing them as being of lower quality, less aesthetically pleasing, and more expensive. In one example, when people valued strength in a product—a car cleaner, say—they were less likely to choose sustainable options.