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Highlight European consumption still highly unsustainable, despite efficiency gains
Humanity’s growing appetite for bigger houses, overseas travel, food and consumer goods is the main cause of our most pressing environmental problems, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which considers the links between the environment and consumption.
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Animation (swf) Green tip - fridge temperature
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Animation (swf) Green tip - the battery charger
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Animation (swf) Green tip - the fridge
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Animation (swf) Green tip - the mug
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Animation (swf) Green tip - washing machine
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Household consumption
Consumption of goods and services in EEA member countries is a major driver of global resource use — and associated environmental impacts. European consumption (food and drink, housing, mobility and tourism) is resulting in an increasing share of environmental pressures and impacts worldwide owing to burgeoning global trade. Achieving significant reductions in these effects calls for a change in private and public consumption patterns to supplement gains from improved technology and production processes.
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Publication Household consumption and the environment
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Located in Environmental topics Household consumption
File Intelligent shopping: energy efficient appliances
European consumers aren’t fully aware of the advantages to be gained by new and efficient electrical appliances. When buying new appliances, it is essential for the consumer to be able to make a well-informed choice. The industry, pushed by the European Commission, has invested in products able to provide a high performance while reducing the environmental impact.
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