Dealing with excess consumption: Moving beyond redeem, replace and reduce

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Our current consumption patterns cause high levels of CO2 emissions. Encouraging sustainable lifestyle changes is one tool among many to reduce emissions. Looking towards the public health literature, we identify three strategies for dealing with excess consumption: redeem, replace and reduce. We highlight the benefits and challenges that individuals face when employing these strategies. Finally, we present a promising approach to moving beyond individual-level strategies and their challenges.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Food Design
Volume5
Issue1-2
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
ISSN2056-6522
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Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Sustainable consumption, Opportunity cost, Moral hazard, Rebound effects, Built environment, cognitive bias

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