(Princeton University) Princeton researchers developed a tool for examining consumption-based land footprints and found that when direct land-use such as housing is combined with indirect land-use through the consumption of goods and services, each of our imprints on the land could be significantly higher than most people are aware. Their goal was to identify new avenues for reducing the demand for land and the loss of natural ecosystems.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/pu-byd032320.php