Sustainability is no longer only about recycling and planting trees to create more green spaces. It’s also about giving real consideration to what we are using, why we are using it and thinking about whether it is really something we need. Could we do without? It’s an opportunity to use your purchasing power to stop buying goods and services from businesses that don’t fit with your personal ethics in and around a particular industry be it fishing, cosmetics or fast food. In this regard, it’s a personal or inner shift that needs to be made.
Scotland’s environment agency has warned the country’s industries and farmers that their waste and inefficiency is now the biggest threat to the environment, overtaking pollution.
“The major threat to the environment now is that humanity is overusing the planet as a resource base,” the regulator’s chief executive, Terry A’Hearn told the Guardian in a recent interview.
A’Hearn argues that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has largely won the battle against so-called gross pollution from onshore sources. Air, water and soil pollution is now far below the levels seen decades ago.
“Those were 20th-century problems”, he said. But developed economies such as the UK’s are now consuming resources at a rate close to three times the planet’s actual capacity. “I’ve been extremely clear that if we have only one planet, we have to be really, really smart about how we use it,” he said.
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