Consumer Footprint Calculator

The Consumer Footprint Calculator allows EU citizens to calculate the environmental impacts of their consumption patterns and to evaluate how changes in their lifestyle may affect their personal footprint.

Consumer Footprint

The assessment of the consumption patterns is performed for five areas of consumption, namely food, housing, mobility, household goods, and appliances. The tool follows a life cycle-based approach that considers the impacts occurring along the entire life cycle of the consumed products, i.e. all the resource used and emissions to the environment taking place from the raw materials extraction to the end of life. The environmental impacts of the consumption patterns are evaluated with the 16 environmental impact indicators of the Environmental Footprint method and the resulting single weighted score, compared to planetary boundaries, and compared to the environmental burdens of the consumption pattern of the average EU citizen.