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A Conceptual Model for Sustainable Consumption

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2 Author(s)
Ming Xu ; Tsinghua Univ. ; Tianzhu Zhang

To solve the more and more serious conflict between human society and environment, the traditional consumption style should be changed to a more sustainable style. The paper brings forward a conceptual model for sustainable consumption against the traditional style of consumption. The duration between natural material extracted from environment and emitted to environment again is divided into four phrases: extraction, manufacture, consumption, and recycle. The traditional style of consumption has another phrase that is waste. In the conceptual model we brought forward, there is no waste phrase which is replaced by a helical consumption style

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Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 2005. Eco Design 2005. Fourth International Symposium on

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12-14 Dec. 2005