Amount of raw materials needed to sustain economies of developed world is significantly underestimated, research finds

By CleanTechnica
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:43 EDT
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Mist over the surface of the Xingu river in Sao Felix do Xingu in Para state, northern Brazil, on August 7, 2013. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is on the rise sharply, sparking alarm over the future of the world's biggest rainforest. [AFP]
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The true raw material footprint of the world’s leading economies has been revealed thanks to new research — and the findings don’t bode well, the amount of raw materials necessary to sustain the economies of the developed world is considerably…

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