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The scoop: Patagonia is a forward-thinking billion-dollar brand. But there is always work to be done. Let's see how they chalk up.

Is Patagonia sustainable?

  • Patagonia uses mostly recycled materials.
  • They have a lifetime return and repair program for all of their products.
  • Patagonia still uses animals in their supply chain, but they try to do it as responsibly as possible. I'd rather see no animal use.
  • They are slightly above average when it comes to labor conditions.
  • Patagonia looks to go carbon neutral by 2025.

Zoom out: Patagonia hits on the environmental side, but they have some work to do, especially regarding transparency & ethics surrounding suppliers and animal welfare.

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  3. Lifestyle
  4. People
  5. Planet

The scoop In the world of factory farming, public health risks are completely ignored.

Could applying “social distancing” rules to animals really help us all live healthier and safer lives?

Why it matters Most animals (both wild or domestic) carry some type of virus. It’s easy enough to learn from the recent outbreak and stay away from wildlife. But what about domesticated animals in factory farms? Farm animals carry many diseases.

As the world population increases, so does the demand for meat products. More meat = more crowded spaces in factory farms.

Bottom line Removing factory farming, or significantly improving its operations, is a contributing factor in preventing another public health disaster.

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