consumer culture

Access-based consumption: the way towards a more sustainable and circular future?

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Nicole Koenig-Lewis

Results from a recent survey of 1,462 consumers aged 18 -54 years old, revealed around 50% agreed that renting consumer goods could help conserve natural resources and contribute to reducing waste and a better living environment. However, 65% of respondents weren’t aware of online rental platforms for consumer goods. In our latest post, Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis
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Rags‐to‐riches stories and upscale living TV can influence our well-being and our interaction with the environment and other people

Posted on 9 September 2020 by Olaya Moldes Andres

In our latest post, Dr Olaya Moldes Andres shares some of the findings of her new open-access research paper, written with Dr Lisbeth Ku from De Montfort University, which investigates the effects of materialism on individual and societal well‐being. Lockdown restrictions and staying at home recommendations have led to an increase in consumption of home
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Do we really own our digital possessions?

Posted on 23 April 2019 by Rebecca Mardon

In our latest post, Dr Rebecca Mardon explores the idea of ownership in a consumer culture where we are increasingly drawn to digital possessions. Microsoft has announced that it will close the books category of its digital store. While other software and apps will still be available via the virtual shop front, and on purchasers’ consoles and
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