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Sustainability

The concept of sustainability can be traced back to President Theodore Roosevelt, who stated in 1910, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” In 1987 the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission) defined a sustainable development as one that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainability has three interdependent dimensions—the environment, economics, and society—often referred to as the triple bottom line.
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Non-sustainable - Scored 40% higher than 'sustainable'
The Indonesian government s commitment to pursue a total ban on exports of non-sustainable palm oil is a big step forward.
Scheer added, "Cereplast's bio-based resins incorporate advances that can be used by manufacturers today to replace their traditional, non-sustainable plastics use.
Although researchers have found some significant improvements, they also note the environmental effects of older non-sustainable technologies still extant in Serbia.
Ordinarily, these are non-sustainable coatings with toxic petrochemicals and additives that may or may not be listed in the ingredients.
This will damage the food industry by provoking a serious shortage of raw materials and a non-sustainable price increase," CAOBISCO and IMACE said in a statement.
But environmental and human rights advocates have raised red flags about unfair, unsafe and non-sustainable mining practices.
It's completely non-sustainable," even for companies like his "that want to do the right thing," Schultz told a gathering of U.
Our world society is presently on a non-sustainable course," Diamond warns.
5-2m b/d of non-sustainable surge capacity may be available, mainly in Saudi Arabia which says it now has the capability to pump 11.
Perhaps it started many years ago when a new manager implemented "Planned Maintenance," leading to brief, non-sustainable improvements.
International Environmental Law and Policy for the 21st Century, from Transnational Publishers (Ardsley, NY), emphasizes the environmental, social, and human damage caused by non-sustainable development.

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