Shrinking Resources!

As humanity grows in population, so too does the demand on our natural resources. It is important to consider the limitations of a natural resources and ways this shrinking resource is synthetically replaced or alternative solutions met. Some resources cannot be replaced as they are non-renewable resources. A major non-renewable resource that cannot be replaced is crude oil and fossil fuels.

Shrinking resources can be due to the following factors:

  • The resource in question cannot meet increasing demand.
  • They cannot compete with cheaper alternatives.
  • Environmental or conservation concerns.
  • Limited and non replaceable.

The creation of such alternatives can be used to replace substances which are no longer available or not economical, and would generally have superior properties.