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Empowering Consumers : The potential of product-related environmental information for ICT consumer products to trigger sustainable consumption

Marton, Ana LU (2012) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20121
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Nowadays consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impacts caused by their consumption habits. As a result their consumption patterns and information needs have changed. Currently, product-related environmental information for ICT consumer products is not easily available. In addition, the general perception of ICT practitioners is that private consumers are not asking for environmental information and do not consider environmental features when purchasing ICT products.
The focus of this thesis is to examine the current state of knowledge as refers to consumers’ interest in environmental information for ICT products and to identify the opportunities and risks of providing such information, as well as to provide... (More)
Nowadays consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impacts caused by their consumption habits. As a result their consumption patterns and information needs have changed. Currently, product-related environmental information for ICT consumer products is not easily available. In addition, the general perception of ICT practitioners is that private consumers are not asking for environmental information and do not consider environmental features when purchasing ICT products.
The focus of this thesis is to examine the current state of knowledge as refers to consumers’ interest in environmental information for ICT products and to identify the opportunities and risks of providing such information, as well as to provide recommendations to shape future strategies.
Findings suggest that providing environmental information for ICT consumer products can be considered a win-win-win solution for consumers, industry and the environment all together. It allows consumers to make more informed choices and manufacturers to position their products on the market and gain more market share, as well as to promote sustainable consumption. (Less)
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author
Marton, Ana LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Keywords: consumer behavior, sustainable consumption, ICT, consumer products, environmental information
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2012:17
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3128765
date added to LUP
2012-10-12 13:19:51
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2012-10-12 13:19:51
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  abstract     = {Nowadays consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impacts caused by their consumption habits. As a result their consumption patterns and information needs have changed. Currently, product-related environmental information for ICT consumer products is not easily available. In addition, the general perception of ICT practitioners is that private consumers are not asking for environmental information and do not consider environmental features when purchasing ICT products.
The focus of this thesis is to examine the current state of knowledge as refers to consumers’ interest in environmental information for ICT products and to identify the opportunities and risks of providing such information, as well as to provide recommendations to shape future strategies.
Findings suggest that providing environmental information for ICT consumer products can be considered a win-win-win solution for consumers, industry and the environment all together. It allows consumers to make more informed choices and manufacturers to position their products on the market and gain more market share, as well as to promote sustainable consumption.},
  author       = {Marton, Ana},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Keywords: consumer behavior,sustainable consumption,ICT,consumer products,environmental information},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Empowering Consumers : The potential of product-related environmental information for ICT consumer products to trigger sustainable consumption},
  year         = {2012},
}