Why You Should Be Concerned About Earth Overshoot Day

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Why You Should Be Concerned About Earth Overshoot Day

This year, the 1st August 2018 marks Earth Overshoot Day.

What Is Earth Overshoot Day?

You may have seen #EarthOvershootDay trending on social media and wondered what it means.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when we've used up our natural resources for the year.

In 2018, on the 1st August, humanity has used more natural resources than the planet's ecosystems are able to renew for the entire year. This means that from the 2nd August we will be using resources borrowed from future generations.

Why You Should Be Concerned About Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

We all need to be concerned about Earth Overshoot Day because we're all responsible for the resources that we use.

This year the day fell 2 days earlier than the previous year - so we're using up our natural resources faster than before. In 1988 Earth Overshoot Day fell on the 15th October, and in 1970 (the first year it was ever tracked), the day fell on the 29th December.

We all need to be aware as individuals of overconsumption and take steps to reducing our consumption of resources.

How Compostables Can Help

Compostable Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

All of the products that we sell are made from sustainably sourced plants and are certified 100% compostable, meaning that when broken down with food waste they will provide nutrients to the soil.

By making the switch to compostable products, your business can offer an eco-friendly way of selling takeaway and convenience foods.

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