Depleted natural resources

How can we address the challenge of depleted resources?

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Library of Things

Create places in the community where you borrow instead of buy items and can learn how to use them.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

Low Carbon Hub

A social enterprise proving we can meet our energy needs in a way that's good for people & planet.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Highland Galvanizers

To the increase the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
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Goldsmith Street

To provide good quality, environmentally friendly homes with low fuel bills.

  • Carbon emissions
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  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

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Why depleted resources?

Extractive industries are responsible collectively for more than eighty percent of total biodiversity loss and over half of the world’s carbon emissions. At the same time, we are using up natural resources at unprecedented rates, running out of everything from sand to certain minerals, depleting everything from fish stocks to usable topsoil. We have moved into a world where natural resources – and the environmental impacts of their extraction, processing and poor management – have become the limiting factor of production. Changes are required to focus on resource productivity instead of throughput as the engine for our future prosperity.