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C O N S U M P T I O N

What is consumption?

Consumption means the using up of a resource.


What do we consume?

Some of the resources we consume are needed for us to survive, such as:

There are many resources that we consume a lot of, but that we donít need to survive. These include:


Can the resources we use ever run out?

Yes, unless we make sure that we donít waste them.

More and more babies are born everyday, so the number of people in the world is always getting bigger. However, the Earth can only produce a limited amount of resources.


Are there people who do not have enough to eat and drink already?

Yes. Thousands of people living in poor countries do not have:


What can you do to help?


What fun things can you do to help?

Ask your parents if you can:

Remember...

By helping to save our resources, you and everyone else in the world will always have enough of the things we need.