by Damian Carrington, The Guardian, January 22, 2020
- The report highlights that every person’s ecological footprint equates to 13 tonnes of materials per year
- Half of the 100.6 billion tonnes of material consumed in 2017 were sand, clay, gravel, and cement
- Only 8.6% of the material consumed is recycled and this percentage is falling
This report highlights the need to conduct consumption-based greenhouse gas inventories in order to measure the effect of consumption on climate change.