Environment Sustainable Development: Reduce, Reuse and Recycling

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  • Within around 50-70 years all the world’s extractable coal, oil, natural gas and uranium deposits would have been used up.

  • If the current rate of deforestation continues, there will only be 10% of the world’s tropical forests left by 2030, and another 10% in a degraded state.

  • The available resources are limited. They should be used in an optimum manner for the existence of human life on earth. All countries are working on environmental issues together to fight the environmental problems. Many organizations were being implemented such as EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program).

Sustainable Development

  • “It is a pattern of utilization of resources that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.”

  • Sustainable development is not a simple process. It is a long-term process. Every Nation should work together to achieve balance in environment.

How Can We Achieve Sustainable Development?

  • Reduce: We should keep our consumption as per our basic needs. Optimum utilization of available resources is needed.

  • Reuse: Renewable resources should be used in place of non-renewable resources. So that resources could be used again and again. Technologies should be implemented to implement various methods which use more renewable resources. Ex: Replace power generation using thermal power by solar energy.

  • Recycling: Available resources should be used again and again.

Ex: Water bodies take so much of time to renew so we need to use advanced technologies to convert rainwater to good water.

Ex: Recycling of Plastics.

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