Aug 20, 2014 in Blog Articles

Did you know that yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day, the date our Ecological Footprint exceeds our planet’s annual budget— It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature’s entire budget for the year and go into ecological overshoot, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand on the planet (Ecological Footprint) against nature’s biocapacity, i.e. its ability to replenish the planet’s resources and absorb waste, including CO2. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s Footprint in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. Since 2000, overshoot has grown, according to Global Footprint Network’s calculations. Consequently, Earth Overshoot Day has moved from early October in 2000 to August 19th this year. And each year Earth Overshoot arrives earlier than the preceding year.In 1961, humanity used just about three-quarters of the capacity Earth had available for generating food, fibre, timber, fish stock and absorbing greenhouse gases. Most countries had biocapacities larger than their own respective Footprints. By the early 1970s, global economic and demographic growth had increased humanity’s Footprint beyond what the planet could renewably produce. We went into ecological overshoot. Indebted to Global Footprint Network for this information, read more at Filcon Filters are concerned about finite resources compared to infinite population growth (of course population will not be able to sustain current growth rates) and actively promote the filtration of process water and treatment of waste water. We outsource the manufacture of centrifugal separators, automatic back flushing filters, purge and Y strainers for filtering water. In addition we provide filter presses and on site chemical generators for treating waste water. Filcon Filters…for the clearest solutions.Picture of children in Africa searchng for water