Sustainable Development - Production and Consumption


Sustainable development is about making better choices as producers and consumers – choices that do not use up our resources or create consequences that we literally can’t live with. To make good choices we have to know something about the products and processes we use on a daily basis.

Chapter 5 looks at how consumption patterns are changing thanks to more goods being available at prices more of us can afford. We’ll also examine the “hidden” costs of production and consumption. And we’ll discuss what they mean to the people who have to pay. Finally, we look at what consumers, producers and governments can do to promote more sustainable always of doing things.

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