Materials Flow and Sustainability

Fact Sheet 068-98
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Materials extracted from the Earth are necessary to produce our most fundamental needs – food, clothing, and shelter. Materials are needed to maintain and improve our standard of living. Understanding the whole system of materials flow, from source to ultimate disposition, can help us better manage the use of natural resources and protect the environment.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Materials Flow and Sustainability
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 068-98
DOI 10.3133/fs06898
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 1 sheet