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Earth Overshoot Day: New solutions for greater resource efficiency

August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day - the day on which humans have consumed all the resources that the earth is able to provide for this year. Solutions from Evonik can help to push Earth Overshoot Day back.

Mankind is consuming natural resources faster than the ecosystem is able to regenerate them. On August 22, human consumption of renewable resources overshot the earth’s supply and capacity to reproduce these resources for the current year.

The research organization Global Footprint Network has been calculating the exact date of the Earth Overshoot Day every year since the 1970s.