Domestic Packaging Behavior
The everyday routines of many people today are very resource-intensive, it is consumed much, quickly and with little effort. Among other things, tons of packaging emerges – be it plastic, glass or paper – that end up in the trash after a short time. The domestic sphere, where cooking, playing, washing, eating and living happens every day, is a crucial place for how and which day-to-day routines are shaped and reproduced.
The dissertation examines the psychological factors of domestic packaging consumption.
- What individual, social, and situational conditions play a role in trying out and establishing new, non-packaged day-to-day routines in the food and drugstore sector (e.g. food cooperatives, market shopping, drugstore in-house production)?
- How can resource-intensive needs be reflected upon, questioned and broken up?
- What are the obstacles to overcome and ways to shape and establish packaging-free habits that meet daily needs?
With the help of surveys, interviews and experimental methods in Berlin households (Home Labs), these questions are examined in everyday life.