10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Our demand for natural resources steadily rises every year. Until 1970s, our consumption remained within the natural capacity of our ecosystems to replenish these resources. But since then, we have crossed the threshold of the sustainable resource management, and began using more resources than one planet Earth can possibly provide.

Currently, we live as if we had 1.7 planet Earths available to sustain our needs. This means that we all are living with the growing ecological debt to our planet.

We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no ‘plan B’ because there is no ‘planet B.

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon