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Today, we have already used up all the raw materials the earth can sustainably produce in one year worldwide. So report research organisation Global Footprint Network and the World Wildlife Fund.

As of today, the earth's supply of food and natural resources is diminishing. Researchers calculated that the earth should be 1.75 times larger for our consumption this year. Earth Overshoot Day was conceived to show how fast the ecological footprint of the world's population is growing.

You too can help!

How? By avoiding unnecessary waste. When waste does arise, we separate it for reuse or recycling. That way, we don't waste raw materials and we don't deplete the earth. We can only do this together.

Looking for inspiration to avoid wasting resources? Discover some practical tips from our environmental coach Nelleke.