2nd August 2023 is an important watershed because it is this year’s Earth Overshoot Day. It marks the date in 2023 when humankind’s consumption of natural resources has reached the quantities that the Earth can generate in a year.
We have a general need for resources, and there is nothing we can do about that. But we can certainly do something about the quantities that we consume and – more importantly – that we throw away unused. That starts in our everyday lives because every piece of food that ends up in the waste bin contributes towards bringing Earth Overshoot Day forward. It is precisely for this reason that every one of us is called upon to show maximum responsibility in our consumption habits.