Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways. For example, the things we buy contribute, directly or indirectly through the product lifecycle, to climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss and resource depletion in Europe and other regions of the world.
Continuing with current consumption patterns in Europe is not an option. As both population and purchasing power swell worldwide, resources will be
Another kind of consumption is possible, however. This is the subject of Sustainable consumption in a time of crisis, a meeting hosted on 15 March by the European Environment Agency (EEA); and organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Danish Consumer Council. The event marks International Consumer Day. [+++]