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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Household consumption and the environment /
Publisher European Environment Agency,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 63540552
ISBN 929167768X; 9789291677689
ISSN 1725-9177
Subjects Household appliances--Efficiency. ; Household appliances--Energy conservation. ; Tourism--European Union countries. ; Ecotourism--European Union countries. ; Environmental policy--European Union countries. ; Environmental protection--European Union countries. ; Europe--European Union countries.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD883.145.E91 11/2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/07/2006
Collation 68 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-60).
Contents Notes
Setting the scene -- Understanding consumption behaviour -- Food and drink consumption behaviour: the consumers choice matters -- Housing: from basic shelter to homes with multiple electronic appliances -- Personal travel and mobility: moving faster, further and more often -- Tourism behaviour: consuming elsewhere, and getting there. Identifies four consumption categories that form a major part of total consumption expenditure and for which the environmental effects are either large or increasing rapidly. These are consumption of food and drink; housing; personal travel and mobility; and tourism. The negative environmental effects of consumption do not only occur in Europe, but also in other regions of the world, mainly as a result of resource extraction, production, processing and transportation of the goods consumed in Europe, and as a result of personal travel and tourist activities.