26 Oct 2022
More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the global economy every year – everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals.
The use of these resources has tripled since 1970, and could increase by 70% by 2050 if businesses continue to use resources at this rate. However, less than 9% of all such resources are recycled and used again, contributing to the global waste problem.
This unsustainable rate of consumption has devastating effects on humans, wildlife, and the planet. This mounting waste quickly becomes unmanageable, with experts believing that we would need 1.7 Earths to make our consumption sustainable at its current rate.
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