natural resource conservation

conserving natural resources

So that people in developed nations maintain a good lifestyle and people in developing nations have the ability to improve their lifestyles, natural resources must be conserved and protected (Figure 1.1). People are researching ways to find renewable alternatives to non-renewable resources. Here is a checklist of ways to conserve resources: Buy less stuff (use items as long as you can, and ask yourself if you really need something new). Reduce excess packaging (drink tap water instead of water from plastic bottles). Recycle materials such as metal cans, old cell phones, and plastic bottles. Purchase products made from recycled materials. Reduce pollution so that resources are maintained. Prevent soil erosion. Plant new trees to replace those that are cut down. Drive cars less, take public transportation, bicycle, or walk. Conserve energy at home (turn out lights when they are not needed). Click image to the left or use the URL below. URL: Click image to the left or use the URL below. URL:


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why should you use renewable resources rather than nonrenewable resources?

-->  a) renewable resources have a greater supply than we can use.

b) renewable resources are less expensive.

c) renewable resources are always cleaner to use.

d) all of these.

it is better to drink from a tap than a plastic water bottle because

a) tap water tastes better.

-->  b) the plastic bottle will be trash for a very long time.

c) tap water is more nutritious.

d) all of these.

what is the best way to reduce your consumption?

a) recycle more.

-->  b) buy less stuff.

c) buy only products that do not emit pollution.

d) buy only products made from recycled material.

if we all recycle, there will be enough resources for people in developing nations to have the same lifestyle as people in developed nations.

a) true

-->  b) false

soil is a resource that must be protected.

-->  a) true

b) false

individuals cant really make a difference in natural resource use.

a) true

-->  b) false

trees a renewable resource, but forests are much less renewable.

-->  a) true

b) false

how does driving less reduce resource use?

a) it uses less gas.

b) it puts less pollution into the air.

c) it lessens use of metals and other materials by putting less wear on the car.

-->  d) all of the above

which one of these can you not recycle

a) aluminum cans

b) cell phones

c) plastic bottles

-->  d) trees

when you go to the store and the clerk asks, paper or plastic?, which bag should you take?

a) paper: paper degrades and is made from trees, which are renewable.

b) plastic: plastic is stronger so you need fewer bags over time.

-->  c) neither: bring your own bag; thats the best choice for the environment.

d) both: a paper bag in a plastic bag is very strong.

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