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Millennial Shopping Habits Show They Spend More With Eco-Friendly Brands

By Aimee Lutkin

It's not surprising that sustainability is becoming a huge component of people's shopping choices—or at least the perception of sustainability, according to a post on Fast Company. Marketing company The Shelton Group, run by Suzanne Shelton, share their findings about the way millennials in America currently shop. Basically, they wouldn't be caught dead buying from brands that are considered bad for the planet.

There has lately been enormous growth in many company's product development when it comes to "green living." Fast food chains are going meatless, beauty companies are launching eco-minded options, and candy companies are trying to eliminate damaging processes in their product line. The Shelton Group has been regularly polling Americans for the last 12 years, and charting how these changes have come about.

They've discovered that it is mostly millennials driving the push for companies to go green, but only if they "trust a company’s social and environmental practices." The top three most trusted companies were Patagonia, Whole Foods, and Tesla.