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Sustainable consumption
Sustainable consumption

Author(s): Barbara Borusiak
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies, Culture and social structure , Sociology of the arts, business, education, Environmental interactions, Marketing / Advertising, Human Resources in Economy, Business Ethics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu
Keywords: 3 R’s;minimalism;responsible consumption;second-hand consumption;sharing economy;
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the current chapter is to present the essence of sustainable consumption andits basic rules: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Minimalism and sharing economy were presented as the manifestation of the Reduce rule. Reuse requires distribution systems which will give access to preowned products (in a broader scope), thus, they will provide products with a second life. This may be provided by alternative retail formats which are oriented towards the sale of second-hand products. Some of these formats, especially online applications, are becoming quite popular—their number, as well as the amount of their customers is rapidly growing. Also, traditional mainstream retailers have become involved in second-hand product sales.

  • Page Range: 35-41
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English