Falling consumption

November 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Image from The Guardian Online
Here’s some useful articles with data about how our consumption in the UK is falling.

Why our consumption is falling

The data

The news is that our consumption peaked in the early 2000s according to these figures. It doesn’t say anything about how many physical goods we actually buy, but apparently we are eating less overall, using less concrete, buying fewer cars, and importantly we have less household waste. Our consumption of paper has dropped, probably because of the digital age.

Our carbon footprint is still climbing because of all the energy used to produce our imported goods – implying we still are buying lots of them.


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