Principles and Goals of Resource Sustainability
Resource sustainability principles are as follows;
Reduced dependence upon fossil fuels, underground metals, and minerals.
Reduced dependence upon synthetic chemicals and other unnatural substances.
Reduced encroachment upon nature
Meet human needs fairly and efficiently
Goals commonly expressed by environmental scientists to sustain the use of resources include:
Reduction and clean-up of pollution, with future goals of zero pollution.
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Cleanly converting non-recyclable materials into energy through direct combustion or after conversion into secondary fuels.
Reducing societal consumption of non-renewable fuels.
Development of alternative, green, low-carbon or renewable energy sources.
Conservation and sustainable use of scarce resources such as water, land, and air.
Protection of representative or unique or pristine ecosystems.
Preservation of threatened and endangered species extinction.
The establishment of nature and biosphere reserves under various types of protection.
The protection of biodiversity and ecosystems upon which all human and other life on earth depends.
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