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Sustainable living is living in a way in which we can continue to do so, as if we are going to live forever. At the moment, if everyone in the world lived like the average person in the UK, we would need three planet earths to keep us all going.
Humans take natural resources from the earth to make everything from houses, to cars, to computers, but these resources won’t last forever. We are also throwing away more and more rubbish such as plastic, which can take hundreds of years to decompose.
Scientists in this zone might be finding new ways to construct buildings more sustainably using eco-friendly materials, or they might be working with councils to help minimise waste and maximise recycling.