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This increase of purchase of furniture is well over 150%, higher than for other things we buy, such as cars, clothes, cosmetics and so on. And even though we buy the furniture here, in Norway, most of the environmental impact takes place in developing countries**. Every Krone we spend on furniture causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a krone spent on anything other than transport.***
Would you like to contribute to our understanding of how furniture is bought and used? If you live in Norway, you can do so by filling out our survey. It will take 10-20 minutes of your time, and we guarantee anonymous responses.
The survey is conducted by the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU, as part of the Lasting project led by Consumption Research Norway. We investigate the potential of extending products’ lifetimes to reduce the environmental impacts of household consumption.
If you have further questions, please get in touch with me.
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* Thoring, A. L. (2016). Den norske forbruksfesten 15/2016 (15/2016; Issue 15/2016, p. 23). Framtiden i våre hender.
** Peters, G. P., & Hertwich, E. G. (2006). The Importance of Imports for Household Environmental Impacts. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 10(3), 89–109. https://doi.org/10.1162/jiec.2006.10.3.89
***Steen-Olsen, K., Wood, R., & Hertwich, E. G. (2016). The Carbon Footprint of Norwegian Household Consumption 1999–2012. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 20(3), 582–592. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12405