Countries of the world

This page is for accumulating country information of specific usefullness for Consumerium Services. Also this page serves the purpose of forming a Country template for use in Content Wiki once we figure out what information can be reliably collected.

See w:List of countries for general information on countries of the world.


Here be the current skeleton


AfricaEdit

KenyaEdit

MauritaniaEdit

w:Mauritania has the highest prevalence of w:slavery in the world despite passing an anti-slavery law in 2007 after sizable international pressure. Read more in w:Slavery in Mauritania.

South AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

AustraliaEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

ChinaEdit

Workers' rights in ChinaEdit

Trade unions are forbidden by law in China according to the Finnish media.

Hong KongEdit

IndiaEdit

JapanEdit

  • "Earth Reforesting System" - not sure if this is going to work, but, at least they started with mediawiki, so maybe they are just waiting for others to chip in, just like Consumerium did. Mostly in Japanese.

New ZealandEdit

PakistanEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

South KoreaEdit

Workers' rights in South Korea Apparently the workers' situation in South Korea is terrible. There are reports of trade union activists commiting suicide to attract attention to the workers' rights situation in South Korea. see Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) web site for more information

South Korea has probably the longest workweeks in all the developed world with 6-day weeks with 44 hours average working time. There have been rumours that South Korea will be switching to 5-day working week in 2005 but there is yet no confirmation on whether this is true.

TurkmenistanEdit

w:Turkmenistan has a sizeable w:forced labour problem in their w:cotton industry.


EuropeEdit

AustriaEdit

BelgiumEdit

BulgariaEdit

CroatiaEdit

CyprusEdit


Czech RepublicEdit

DenmarkEdit

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YesEdit

Consumer empowerment and activism efforts in FinlandEdit

Help for consumers in FinlandEdit

Finnish labelsEdit

Be vegan in FinlandEdit

Buy local in FinlandEdit

Reducing, reusing and recycling in FinlandEdit

Getting used things to someone that needs them in FinlandEdit

  • https://store.emmy.fi/ - online webshop for selling and buying 2nd hand clothes.
  • https://kiertonet.fi/ - an auction place intended for the public sector
  • https://www.tori.fi/ - an online marketplace that can be used via web or smartphone app.
  • https://vahankaytetty.fi/ - online 2nd hand market. If you want to sell items (mostly clothing) you can send them to vahankaytetty.fi and they take care of selling and mailing the products to the buyers.
  • https://zadaa.co/ - a Finnish online 2nd hand marketplace that works via smartphone app. Also in Denmark and Germany.

Sharing economy in FinlandEdit

Recycle in FinlandEdit

Billing services in Finland (for individuals)Edit

Wikipedia articles about things in FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

Inventions: Printing press, intermodal public transport route planner

GreeceEdit

HungaryEdit

IcelandEdit

IrelandEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

ItalyEdit

LatviaEdit


LithuaniaEdit

LuxembourgEdit


MaltaEdit

NetherlandsEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

NorwayEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

RomaniaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

SwitzerlandEdit

United KingdomEdit


Recycling in the UK

North and Middle AmericaEdit

CanadaEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Not determined

HaitiEdit

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Not determined, highly unlikely

Ecological questions

MexicoEdit

USAEdit

  • Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER.org) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts and is provided by the Federal Judiciary. If a PACER user quarterly usage is $30 or less, the bill will be waived.
  • https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/ - The Open Payments Search Tool is used to search payments made by drug and medical device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals.

Reusing services in the USA

South AmericaEdit

BrazilEdit


ReferencesEdit


1st seen inEdit

External linksEdit