From crops to energy and metals, material consumption fell from 15 tons to just 10

This article titled “UK consumes far less than a decade ago – ‘peak stuff’ or something else?” was written by Patrick Collinson and Adam Vaughan, for The Guardian on Monday 29th February 2016 18.02 UTC

The amount of “stuff” used in the UK – including food, fuel, metals and building materials – has fallen dramatically since 2001, according to official government figures.

The Office for National Statistics data released on Monday reveals that on average people used 15 tonnes of material in 2001 compared with just over 10 tonnes in 2013.

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