Project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchNew ConPolicy project on possession reduction

The number of goods in households continues to increase, while only a small proportion of them are regularly used and valued. This finding has both psychological and ecological consequences. At the same time, numerous concepts and movements to reduce possessions have emerged in recent years. So far, however, no research has been conducted on the extent to which decluttering can help people live more resource-efficiently in the long term.

Against this background, the Citizen Science project aims to develop decluttering measures in the demand fields of clothing and office & technology together with citizen scientists, in order to promote sufficient (resource-efficient) lifestyles. Under the leadership of the TU Berlin, co2online and ConPolicy are working together with three practice partners in the network. The project started in April 2021 and will run for three years.

More information about the project can be found here.