In Slovenia, the share of single-person households, which has higher expenditure and thus a greater impact on the environment, is rapidly increasing. We are witnessing the rapid aging of the population. At the same time there is a deterioration in the part of the population, as more than half of households, for example, would not be able to cover unexpected expenditures. Nevertheless, people are relatively satisfied with their lives.
New patterns of consumption and social innovations are needed, separating the creation of prosperity and quality of life from degradation of the environment.