GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Overconsumption Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"About 20% - 33% of global food production is wasted, which contributes to overconsumption."

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"Overconsumption has led to a depletion of nearly a third of the planet's natural resources in just 40 years."

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"One-third of the plastic produced globally is used for packaging, contributing to overconsumption and waste."

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"On average, each person on Earth uses 40% more resources than the Earth can renew."

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"By 2050, 3.40 billion metric tons of waste will be generated annually worldwide, up from 2.01 billion in 2016."

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"Clothing production has approximately doubled in the last 15 years, driving the trend of overconsumption in fashion."

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"In 2018, 1.3 billion tons of raw materials were extracted globally for the production of electronic goods."

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"As of 2021, nearly 17 million new cars were sold in the U.S. alone, adding into the overconsumption of vehicles."

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"Annual water overconsumption is estimated to be at about 3.2 billion people worldwide."

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"The average American throws away approximately 70 pounds of clothing each year, contributing to overconsumption."

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"Fast fashion causes water consumption to increase by 20% in the textile industry."

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"E-waste generated is expected to hit 74 million metric tons by 2030, almost a doubling from 2014."

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"Global meat consumption is projected to increase 76% by 2050, contributing to overconsumption of food resources."

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"Each year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tons) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tons)."

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"The waste produced per person per day by the U.S. is the highest in the world, averaging at 2.58 kilograms."

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"Devices that constantly draw power, even when turned off, cost the US $19 billion annually."

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"The fashion industry, driven by overconsumption, produces 10% of all humanity's carbon emissions."

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"Americans constitute 5% of the world's population but consume 24% of the world's energy."

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"More than 5% of the world’s total energy consumption is used for desalination, much of which is driven by overconsumption of freshwater resources."

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