Background

Commissioned by WRAP, and conducted by the Stockholm Environment Institute, the research covers UK domestic emissions and those related to our consumption of goods and services imported from abroad.

Messages

In terms of consumer emissions (including imports), resource efficiency could reduce these by 8% by 2050. Consumption behaviours dominate what can be done on the production side. The report identifies Lifetime Optimisation, Servicisation and Reman & Repair as strategies whose potential exceeds that of waste reduction, recycling and lean manufacturing by a factor of four. Importantly, resource efficiency can achieve all this with no negative impact on UK GDP. RE Report

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