Products to Services

Cooper, T & Evans, S.

This report explores the way in which products supply particular functions to consumers and the proposition that products should be regarded as `deliverers of services`. It identifies various options for reconfiguring the relationship between products and services in order to meet people`s needs while reducing the consequential environmental impact. These new `product-based services` could form the basis of a trend towards a more sustainable `functional economy`.


A report for Friends of the Earth produced by the Centre for Sustainable Consumption, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
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