Jul 31, 2019 in Blog Articles, News Articles
Earth Overshoot Day

Yesterday, Monday 29th August 2019 was the so-called Earth Overshoot Day when mankind had used up its allowance of natural resources such as water, soil and clean air for all of 2019. This means that humanity has used “nature” 1.75 times faster than earth’s ability to regenerate utilized resources. This date has been calculated each year since 1986 and since then has been occurring earlier and earlier. In 1993 it happened on 21st October and ten years later in 2003 it came on 22nd September and now this year 29th July. On track to reach the point of no return in 2030!

Global Footprint Network who produce the statistics stated that “the costs of this global ecological overspending are becoming increasingly evident in the form of deforestation, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, or the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The latter leads to climate change and more frequent extreme weather events.”

We at Filcon Filters are perturbed by the degradation of the environment and make a point of sharing such information. We continue to do what we can by being involved in the filtering, recycling and the reuse of water.