A poorly educated guess: consumers’ lifetime estimations, attitudes towards repairability, and a product lifetime label

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Abstract

Consumers’ expectations about product lifetimes have an influence on the actual lifetimes. Promoting repairability and a product lifetime label can potentially encourage consumers to extend product lifetimes. In this paper, we present in-depth insights in how consumers make estimations about product lifetimes, and their attitudes towards repairability and a product lifetime label. Our results reveal that consumers feel unable to make a well-informed estimation about the product lifetime, have negative associations with product repairability, and have concerns about how use intensity and use behavior can be taken into account on a label. Additionally, displaying a minimum number of years on a label may cause unintentional rebound effects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE)
EditorsC. Fitzpatrick
PublisherUniversity of Limerick
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventPLATE 2021: the 4th Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment - Virtual conference at Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 26 May 202128 May 2021
Conference number: 4th
https://www.plateconference.org/plate-2021-conference/

Conference

ConferencePLATE 2021
CountryIreland
CityVirtual conference at Limerick
Period26/05/2128/05/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Circular Economy
  • Cities
  • Collaboration
  • Engagement
  • Scaling Innovation

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