https://theclimatecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Open_pit_mining.jpg 683 1024 Maddie Maffia https://theclimatecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/The-Climate-Center-Logo_RGB-1.svg Maddie Maffia2020-01-22 18:23:172020-01-29 12:29:02World’s consumption of materials hits record 100bn tonnes a year
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.