Product development implications of sustainable consumption,

Cooper, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8623-2918, 2000. Product development implications of sustainable consumption,. The Design Journal, 3 (2), pp. 46-57. ISSN 1460-6925

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This paper traces the origins of the concept of sustainable consumption and identifies some key theoretical and practical concerns. Distinguishing sustainable consumption from green consumerism, the potential implications for new product development and design are explored. The focus is on the environmental impact of consumer products (as distinct from packaging). It is suggested that while a product-centred approach may underlie green consumerism, sustainable consumption implies 'sufficiency' as well as 'efficiency,' and broader psychological and socio-cultural considerations must be taken into account. Designers will need to respond to increasing pressure for consumption patterns that have a reduced environmental impact.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Design Journal
Creators: Cooper, T.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2000
Volume: 3
Number: 2
ISSN: 1460-6925
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 11:14

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