Environmental costs of consumer goods as a starting point for improving market and non-market consumer information

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During the manufacture of products and throughout their entire life cycle, invisible costs are incurred that are not included in the price of the product. These costs arise, for example, from ecological damage during the production process. The research project examined whether and how these costs can be at least partially conveyed and, if necessary, reflected in monetary terms in a second price tag. For this purpose, exploratory monetization of individual products was carried out: including beef, tomatoes, notebooks. The report shows the limits of the approach and indicates further research needs.

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