Covid-19 - changes of everyday practices and impacts on sustainability
Based on an initial report published in May 2020, which covered the immediate changes as a result of full lockdown in the UK and many other countries, this report takes into account the next phase of the evolving impact of Covid-19.
The report provides insight into the immediate (during lockdown) as well as ongoing changes in social practices organised along with six everyday life domains: hygiene, eating, mobility, shopping, leisure and work.
For each domain, a qualitative discussion of the sustainability impacts is included and notes on the evidence used are provided.
This report also provides a full chapter which addresses the ways in which practices in these domains are related to one another and provides initial evidence on how changes to practices in one domain have a ripple effect on other domains and practices can reinforce each other retain the status quo.
- Covid-19 and Practice Change in the Everyday Life Domains of Hygiene, Eating, Mobility, Shopping, Leisure and Work: Implications for Environmental and Social Sustainability. Manchester: Sustainable Consumption Institute. December 2020
- Covid-19, behavioural change and the transition to sustainable consumption and production. Manchester: Sustainable Consumption Institute. May 2020