Would you like to contribute to our understanding of how furniture is bought and used? The research project LASTING is looking for participants for a survey.
Did you know that an average Norwegian bought 28 kg of furniture in 1988 but as much as 74 kg in 2015?1
This increase 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 impacts take place in developing countries 2. Every krone we spend on furniture causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a krone spent on anything other than transport 3.
If you live in Norway, you can fill out the 10-20 minutes long survey anonymously.
The survey is conducted by the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU, as part of the Lasting project led by Consumption Research Norway (SIFO), Oslo Metropolitan University. 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 Kamila Krych.
Thank you for your input!
1 Thoring, A. L. (2016). Den norske forbruksfesten 15/2016, p. 23. Framtiden i våre hender.
2 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
3 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
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