Household consumption and the environment

A report of the European Environmental Agency identifies four consumption categories that form a major part of our total consumption expenditure and for which the environmental effects are either large or increasing rapidly.The negative environmental effects of our 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 we consume in Europe, and as a result of our personal travel and tourist activities.
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Foto: Torkil Sørensen /
Foto: Torkil Sørensen /