Countries of the world

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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


Africa[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

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 Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

China[edit]

Workers' rights in China[edit]

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

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • "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 Zealand[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

South Korea[edit]

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.

Turkmenistan[edit]

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


Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

  • Fairtrade organisation: yes

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

Consumer empowerment efforts in Finland

  • http://kulutusjuhla.fi/ ( Consumption Celebration ) which inherited the now defunct Consumer Gadget association's funds

Reducing, reusing and recycling in Finland

Getting used things to someone that needs them in Finland

  • 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.

Finnish labels

Recycle in Finland

Wikipedia articles about things in Finland

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Inventions: Printing press, intermodal public transport route planner

Ireland[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxemburg[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

Norway[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES


Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Recycling in the UK

North and Middle America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Not determined

Haiti[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Not determined, highly unlikely

Ecological questions

Mexico[edit]

USA[edit]

South America[edit]

Brazil[edit]


External links[edit]