Humanity Risking ‘Global Disaster’ as Material Consumption Passes 100 Billion Tons Annually | Common Dreams News

Deforestation is one factor contributing to unprecedented consumption of materials in recent years. (Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr/cc)

Half of the materials used each year are clay, gravel, sand, and other materials used for construction, and about 40% of the materials used are turned into housing—yet according to the Homeless World Cup Foundation, an estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless and as many as 1.6 billion people have inadequate housing.

Source: Humanity Risking ‘Global Disaster’ as Material Consumption Passes 100 Billion Tons Annually | Common Dreams News