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Author Boström, Magnus.

Title Eco-standards, product labelling and green consumerism / Magnus Boström, Mikael Klintman
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008


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Description xii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Consumption and public life
Consumption and public life.
Contents Contents 1 Introduction: Green Consumerism, Green Labelling? -- 2 The Historical Context - Key Trends -- 3 Green Labels and Other Eco-Standards: A Definition -- 4 The Consumers' Role: Trusting, Reflecting or Influencing? -- 5 Our Cases -- 6 Sceptical and Encouraging Arguments -- 7 Policy Contexts and Labelling -- 8 Three Framing Strategies: From a Complex Reality to a Categorical Label -- 9 Organizing the Labelling -- 10 Dealing with Mutual Mistrust -- 11 Green Labelling and Green Consumerism: Challenges and Horizons
Summary "As conscientious consumers, we have become overwhelmed with alarms about food contamination, over-fishing, clear-felled forests, loss of biodiversity, climate change, chemical pollution, and other environmental and health-related risks. This book is an analysis of a primary set of tools aimed at dealing with these risks: green labels and other eco-standards. The authors address political, regulatory, discursive, and organizational circumstances and raise the questions: how can ecological complexities be translated into a trustworthy and categorical label? Is there a mismatch between the production and consumption of green labels? Is it possible to achieve broad public participation in environmental issues through labelling? This is a timely book that provides a social and policy-oriented analysis of the challenges for green consumerism through green labelling."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 212-230
Subject Eco-labeling.
Green products.
Green marketing.
Author Klintman, Mikael, 1968-
LC no. 2008020597
ISBN 9780230537378