Arguably, there are two main actions that human beings are involved. As a matter of fact, production and consumption are two concepts that are in the mind of every individual. There are various consumption and production habits that humans have related to material resources. Sustainability is decidedly crucial in the world today; hence, consumption and production habits must focus on attaining sustainability in the globe. Consumption and production habits are believed to vary from one community or geographical region to another due to variation of culture and lifestyle. For example, there are individuals who are forced to have certain consumption and production habits related to material resource due to circumstance.
One of the productive habits that the human has is the reproduction of wood based products. Human beings have produced things such as paper, houses, and furniture. In the 21st century, many people depend on trees to produce wood related products. This production habit is determined by the environment and geographical position of the humans. On the same perspective, human consumption habit includes consumption of trees. As a matter of fact, there is a great deal whereby human consume a lot of products that have caused deforestation (Campbell et al, 2010). Hence, the consumption and production habits include the production of wood products and consumption tree products. Therefore, the replanting and harvesting of trees have developed wood consumption and production habits.
The second consumption habit and production habit is culturally based. In arid geographical regions depend on pastrolism for a living. In this case, they domesticate various types of animals for its products. These products include milk, meat, and eggs. Their consumption habit entails spending remarkably little energy to produce these products, but requires a wide piece of land. The example of consumption habit is the utilization of both animal products, land and energy, which is achieved through butchering, herding eating, and milking. On the other hand, pastrolists production habits entail domestication of these animals. Hence, the production habit, of people living in arid regions is domestication.
Studies show that consumption habits of human beings exit the production habits. Meaning if nothing is done sustainability will not be achieved. The natural resources that human use in the world exit the renewable resources by approximately 25%. The population growth, consumption and production rates vary, but for sustainability to be achieved global population must decrease (Campbell et al, 2010). There are efforts that must be considered about the consumption and production habits mentioned above in order to sustain the global population. Certainly, one of the efforts that can be carried out is to encourage the use and recycle of animal products so as to eliminate the disposal and destruction of the atmosphere. The population should be regulated so that the consumption does not exceed the production of products (Carley & Christie, 1999). We should ensure that we have a limit in the way we consume products. The pastrolists must ensure that they react less meat and other animal products so as to save the environment and sustain the future. Cows produce methane a lot of methane as they fluctuate and when they decay.
In addition, the production and consumption habit that entails trees should be managed to sustain global population. In this case, a complete recycle of products will help to achieve sustainable development. In the production habits, humans should plant trees in order to maintain the quantity of trees in the environment. Creation of wealth should be a priority of human in the world. In fact, the creation of wealth now presents a good possibility of consumption in the future. The habits of both production and consumption should focus on sustainability. In general perspective, sustainability is attained if humans observe their production and consumption habits.
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Carley, M., & Christie, I. (1999). Managing sustainable development. London: Earthscan.