“A new study finds that Britons are consuming less than they did a decade ago, with similar patterns being seen across Europe. Could this be the beginning of a trend in developed countries? Might we be reaching “peak stuff”?” 

 Interesting article in the Yale Environment360 blog: are we witnessing a decline in resource use in developed countries?

The article by science journalist Fred Pearce is based on a research paper by UK environmentalist Chris Goodall called “Peak Stuff”.

See also George Monbiot’s analysis of the Peak stuff study.