Why non-renewable resources are not as non-renewable as you think

(Image Credit: Pixabay.) This article explains the meaning of the word “non-renewable” from laypeople’s and dictionaries’ perspectives, and the term “non-renewable resources” from an environmental science point of view. Next, it states the difference between the definitions given for renewable, and non-renewable resources, and highlights the parts of each that don’t seem to be precise.

It goes further to state 3 lessons learnt from definitions in existing literature, and ends by making 5 recommendations; one recommendation states that experts who borrow words from English language should use them in the original form they’ve been used in English language, so that people who don’t have a scientific background would readily understand and be carried along without much effort and confusion. Another recommendation states more appropriate terms that could be used in place of the word “renewable resources”, and the term “non-renewable resources”.

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Top 9 sustainability practices of nature that you should practice

We may refer to nature as the unseen power that empowers all forms of life and natural activities on Earth. Nature has been handling enormous environmental changes on Earth for about 3.5 billion years; that’s why many environmental experts say that when the Earth faces problematic environmental changes, we should observe and learn how to use nature’s methods/practices to handle

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Impact of microplastics on marine environment & a cheap method for optimal extraction

Microplastics are small and barely visible pieces (ranging between 0.1 µm and 5 mm) of plastic that pollute the environment through man-made activities. They have been widely studied, and known to form after fragmentation of large pieces of plastics which have deteriorated in quality after a long period of exposure and shedding. They cause a lot of pollution, and have

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Why a sustainable amount of biofuels would be used as an alternative to jet fuel in 30 years’ time

Assessing the sustainability of biofuels for aviation has been an area of interest for researchers because it is a renewable and more environmentally friendly alternative to jet fossil fuel which is non-renewable and greatly diminishing day by day. Aviation biofuels, which are fuels produced from renewable biological resources like plants (or indirectly from industrial, domestic or agricultural wastes) are seen

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