Despite Pandemic, Demand for Sustainable Consumer Packaged Goods Has Grown

Sales of eco-friendly home staples reached more than $131 billion in 2020

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, which has led to high levels of unemployment and more than half a million deaths nationwide, shoppers have had good reason to pay less attention to sustainability. Cost, comfort and convenience have eclipsed ecological conservation when purchasing household staples like toilet paper and frozen dinners. Only a select few can afford to worry about the future when surviving the present is challenging enough, the thinking goes.