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The sustainable use of resources is critical for a secure and thriving economy. We work with leading businesses, academics and NGOs on what a resource efficient economic system should look like and how to achieve it, to keep materials in productive use and avoid the environmental problems caused by waste.

Susan Evans
Interim head of resource policy
Why this matters

3

Number of planets that would be needed if global raw material consumption was at current UK levels

50%

Share of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by resource extraction and processing

£10bn

Profits UK manufacturers miss out on by not adopting energy and resource efficiency best practice

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