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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.
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption
Figure Water pricing and household water use in Spain Water pricing and household water use in Estonia
The graph shows the development of average prices for drinking water supply and water consumption of households in Spain. The graph shows the development of average prices for water supply for human consumption in Estonia.
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Publication chemical/x-pdb Consumption and the environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The consumption of goods and services in EEA member countries is a major driver of global resource use and associated environmental impacts. Growth in global trade is resulting in an increasing share of environmental pressures and impacts from European consumption taking place beyond Europe. Food and drink, housing, mobility and tourism are responsible for a large part of the pressures and impacts caused by consumption in the EU. Achieving significant reductions in environmental pressures and impacts will require changing private and public consumption patterns, to supplement gains achieved through better technology and improved production processes.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Animation (swf) Green tip - fridge temperature
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - washing machine
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - the fridge
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - the mug
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - the battery charger
Located in Media Audiovisuals
File chemical/x-genbank Spreading green consumption tips in Copenhagen
Too often, people think that the responsibility for environmental problems lies solely with industry or policy makers. Yet consumers have an equally important role in environmental matters, as their everyday choices have big impacts on the environment. During the famous Copenhagen Culture Night 2008, the European Environment Agency tackled sustainable consumption issues in a creative way.
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption Multimedia
File D source code Sustainable Consumption and Production: the way to a greener world
On July 16th 2008, the European Commission launched the Sustainable Consumption and Production package, which includes a legislative proposal and an Action Plan for sustainable development. The stakes are high, because if we do not change our means of consumption and production, in forty years time we will need double of the Earth's surface to be able to take in all our waste and CO2. We urgently need to reduce out environmental impact and consume in a more sustainable way.
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption Multimedia
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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