Responsible Consumption and Production

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Sustainable Consumer Lifestyles/Sustainable Consumption

  • Rozélia Laurett
  • Arminda Maria Finisterra do PaçoEmail author
  • Emerson Wagner Mainardes
Living reference work entry


Sustainable consumption: is a practical approach to attaining sustainable development, incorporating the economy, society, and the surrounding environment (Brinzan et al. 2012). Black and Cherrier (2010) define sustainable consumption as a departure point for dealing with sustainable related issues. This may constitute either consuming in a different fashion and/or consuming less (Peyer et al. 2017) or making more from less (Hobson 2002). Hence, in order for sustainable consumption to become regular practice, it is necessary changing the lifestyles adopted by individuals (Hobson 2002; Newman et al. 2012; Chen 2017).

Anti-consumption: there are various trends and currents surrounding sustainable consumption that in some cases imply drastic alterations in the lifestyles of consumers including the anti-consumption. This concept “literally means against consumption, yet the word is not synonymous with alternative, conscientious, or green consumption; neither does...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rozélia Laurett
    • 1
  • Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço
    • 2
    Email author
  • Emerson Wagner Mainardes
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Management and EconomicsUniversidade da Beira Interior and NECECovilhãPortugal
  3. 3.Fucape Business SchoolVitóriaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil