Problem

Unsustainable consumption patterns

Incidence:
This consumer lifestyle as presently practised is environmentally wasteful and inefficient, requiring large quantities of resources per capita and generating wastes that create further environmental problems when they are disposed of and released into the environment.
Claim:
A person in the USA causes 100 times more damage to the global environment than a person in a poor country.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
26.08.2000 – 00:00 CEST