If we crammed the history of our planet into a year, humans would have existed for the last 23 minutes, but consumed one-third of resources in the last 0.2 seconds. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the products we buy and the waste we generate use up natural resources and affect our environment. And as affluence increases, so does our footprint.
Our challenge is to enable economic growth while creating a sustainable future through technological progress.
In less than two hours, the waste produced in the UK would fill the Albert Hall in London.Source: Globalfootprints.org