Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: „Future Generations“ and Sustainable Consumption
Issue: Vol. 8, No 4, 2015
Published date: 20-12-2015 (print) / 20-12-2015 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Noémi Csigéné Nagypál
Georgina Görög
Piroska Harazin
Rita Péterné Baranyi
Keywords: sustainable consumption, eco-labels, resource-efficiency, consumer behavior
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8-4/15
Index PUBMS: 1f1dafdc-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 207-224 (18)
JEL classification: Q59

The paper is based on the topic of sustainable consumption. The authors describe the main definitions and concepts of sustainable consumption using international literature review, however in a narrow sense, concentrate on eco-labelling. Eco-labels and eco-labelling are introduced and their role in sustainable consumption is emphasized by examining the interests of consumers and producers. The secondary comprehensive research is the base of a questionnaire research, which examines the knowledge and attitude (consumer behavior) in connection with sustainable consumption and also eco-labels. This research focuses on the interpretation and the factors of sustainable consumption, in addition the influencing factors of choosing eco-labelled products; within the sample of Hungarian university students who are the members of “future generations”. Results of the questionnaire research show the interests on sustainable consumption and eco-labelling; and also highlight the improving fields in raising awareness.