Tag Archive for 'resource efficiency'

OECD report looks at ways to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation

November 27th, 2012 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Worldwide, 62 billion tons of natural resources – minerals, wood, metals, fossil and biomass fuels, and construction material – are extracted. On average, that’s almost 10 tons for every person on the earth. Of that, about one fifth ends up as waste and must be reused, recycled or disposed of in a way that is […]

Resource Efficiency: The Future for UK Business?

November 4th, 2009 by Richard Lord

Meeting the UK climate change challenge: the contribution of resource efficiency is the UK’s first research into how resource efficiency can help the UK meet its climate change targets. It shows that making better use of our natural resources could contribute as much as 10% of the target reduction in UK domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) […]