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Human Sustainability – Social Regulations

Grade 9
Jun 5, 2023

Human Sustainability

Our need for energy seems to have no end, yet conventional sources do not.

The planet’s finite reserves of fossil fuels are being used up millions of times faster than they are being created, a condition that cannot last forever.

We eventually need to find strategies to maintain a sustainable balance between consumption and resource availability.

Statistics of Usage of Energy

It is a challenging goal, but one that we must pursue to address the issue of sustainable resources in a country where oil, coal, and gas account for 85% of all energy use.


Pie diagram Illustrating the % of Fuels used


We all value the use of natural resources, both renewable and nonrenewable.

Natural resources need to be protected and used responsibly. They are the key to our future.

With the abundance of non-renewable resources that Earth has provided, the best method for conserving non-renewable resources like coal, oil, and natural gas is to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Recycle, Reduce and Reuse



The strategy of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle was made popular by environmental conservationists in the late 20th century and is supported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Increased dependence on renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and geothermal generators, can also assist preserve the diminishing reserves of fossil fuels that are still present on the earth.

Use of Generators for Renewable energy

1. Reduce is the First R.

In Paris in 2015, nearly 200 nations approved a deal aimed at lowering the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide.

Reducing reliance on fossil fuels is part of the plan for doing this.

Homeowners can benefit personally from renewable energy as it becomes more widely accessible.

They can choose energy suppliers who employ sustainable generation techniques and install solar generators in their homes.

In areas where the use of fossil fuels is still prevalent, people can cut back on their need for heat and power by sealing up leaks in their homes, properly insulating them, shutting off lights when they can, and buying energy-efficient appliances.

To reduce the amount of gasoline consumed to transport you, bike more and walk more.

Choosing walk-over Car

2. Reuse is the Second R:

The production of everyday products like clothing, home appliances, and electrical devices requires energy.

By reusing items around the house, you can reduce the amount of energy consumed in the manufacturing industry and save money.

Here are a Few Techniques to Use:

  • Give away used clothing and buy it when you can.
  • Instead of buying new things, repair your car, appliances, and technological devices.
  • Instead of throwing away used or unwanted building supplies and equipment, donate them to a nonprofit organization like Habitat for humanity.

Donating clothes to Reduce waste

  • Reusable materials include plastic bottles, jars, paper, and bags.
  • By reusing items, you spare the natural resources that would have been used to produce new ones.

Materials that can be reused, Recycled

3. Recycle is the Third R:

Instead of throwing away unwanted objects and materials, recycling involves converting them into new products.

As a result, fewer raw materials and energy are required to make them.

Large manufacturers all over the world make a point of utilizing recycled materials.

An upcycled drum as An antique sofa

People can Participate in the Game in a Variety of Ways, Such as:

Adapting discarded house items to perform new functions or give them brand-new looks is known as upcycling.

Ensuring that recyclables are properly disposed of so they can be reused to create new items. Among these materials are items made of paper, metal, glass, ceramic, plastic, and glass.

Purchasing items created from recycled resources.

Where Does the Rubbish Go When It Is Thrown Away?

A landfill is one possible location for it. A landfill is a place designed for properly getting rid of garbage.

Garbage must stay contained in the landfill in order to prevent contamination of the earth, air, or water.

Another potential location for rubbish is incinerators. A large oven used to burn rubbish to ash is an incinerator. The remains are then buried in a landfill.



As a third choice, some garbage can be composted.

Compost piles are made from organic waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, and food leftovers.

Thanks to compost piles, this garbage rots. Once it rots, it can be put back into the earth to fertilize plants.


Toward the Future:

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is a successful conservation technique for both large-scale producers and international distributors.

However, this approach does not ensure an endless supply of fossil fuels.

To ensure that everyone in the world lives in comfort and abundance in the long run, a switch to renewable energy sources is required.

Importance of Recycling:

  • Recycling does more than reduce pollution in the air and water.
  • It also aids in the reduction of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and the conservation of Earth’s resources.
  • Recycling keeps garbage out of landfills and helps prevent the pollution that manufacturers create when using virgin materials to make new items.

Ecofriendly technique 3Rs to protect the Earth

Benefits of Recycling:

  • Most people may be unaware that recycling conserves the Earth’s natural resources.
  • Recycling plastic goods, for example, save factories money on manufacturing new plastic products from petroleum, which saves on mining and extraction costs while also preserving fossil fuels and other natural resources.
  • Recycling saves back on energy consumption.
  • For instance, businesses can save up to 60% of the cost of producing new bottles by recycling just plastic bottles.
  • More than a million tons of pollutants would be kept out of the atmosphere if everyone recycled aluminum twice as much as they currently do.

Reduces Pollution:

Recycling, in the end, reduces pollution. When businesses use recycled paper, they reduce both water and air pollution by 35% and 73%, respectively, according to the University of Central Oklahoma.

Recycled steel decreases mining waste by 97 percent, air pollution by 86 percent, and water pollution by 76%, which results from the production of virgin resources. Mining wastes are reduced by 80% and air pollution is decreased by 20% when recycled glass is used.

No pollution achieved by 3 R’s is the solution

Reduces the Need for Landfill:

Landfills, or neighborhood dumps, occupy a lot of space and are also unpleasant to the eye and to the ear.

Solid waste makes up around 80% of the contents of landfills, some of which might be recycled.

Recycling also lowers the cost of having to pay someone to pick up trash and lessens the amount of waste on urban, suburban, and rural streets.

An upside-down Pyramid explaining the Strategies for 3R’s

Human sustainability – Social regulations


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