According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, final consumption consists of goods and services used up by individual households or the community to satisfy their individual or collective needs or wants. The cumulative effects of ordinary product consumption and everyday activities become relevant to understanding current sustainability challenges. Moreover, countries and organizations have developed systems perspectives to address current and potential consumer behavior effects on sustainability.

Each and every product, from home furniture to casual clothing for work, required a specific set of resources to achieve its final form. These products are considered human-made capital and provide specific features to support functionality and lifestyle at the household and community level. Mass customization practices made possible the development of product solutions available at stores and ...

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