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Ethical Pro-Environmental Self-Identity Practice: The Case of Second-Hand Products

Arman, Saleh Md and Mark-Herbert, Cecilia (2022). Ethical Pro-Environmental Self-Identity Practice: The Case of Second-Hand Products. Sustainability. 14 :4 , 2154
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Abstract

As part of sustainable development, more attention is being placed on consumer behavior. Revised economic models have resulted in an understanding of the need for a circular economy. In this perspective, the consumer is not merely the buyer of the product but also a seller in consumer-to-consumer (C2C) activities, here referred to as re-commerce. In this qualitative study, researchers conducted in-depth interviews of 32 respondents from two countries who had second-hand product trading experience on Facebook. The study uses thematic content analysis to analyze the themes of ethical pro-environmental self-identity (PESI) practices in the respondents' everyday lives. In this study, challenges relating to understanding conditions for fruitful re-commerce are framed in a social practice theory. Focus is placed on ethical pro-environmental self-identity in the context of selling or buying products in Bangladesh and Sweden. The contributions of this study relate to consumer perspectives on what enables re-commerce for six selected product categories. The study also points to the importance of social media and context-bound differences between product groups as well as individuals in two national contexts.

Authors/Creators:Arman, Saleh Md and Mark-Herbert, Cecilia
Title:Ethical Pro-Environmental Self-Identity Practice: The Case of Second-Hand Products
Series Name/Journal:Sustainability
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:14
Number:4
Article number:2154
Number of Pages:18
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Keywords:circular economy, consumer behavior, ethical consumption, emerging economy, ethical PESI practice, pro-environmental self-identity (PESI), re-commerce, responsible consumption
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116488
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116488
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DOI10.3390/su14042154
Web of Science (WoS)000764351400001
ID Code:27594
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:22 Apr 2022 09:25
Metadata Last Modified:21 Jun 2022 04:20

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