Why We Need To Manage Or Conserve Our Resources

Management And Natural Resource of Class 10

WHY WE NEED TO MANAGE OR CONSERVE OUR RESOURCES

We need to use our resources carefully for the following reasons:

  •  The human population is increasing at a tremendous rate due to the improvement in health-care. Hence the demand for all the resources is increasing at an exponential rate but it is not unlimited.
  •  The use of natural resources should be a long-term perspective so that these will last for generations to come and should not be exploited to the hilt for short term gains.
  •  An equitable distribution of resources should be there for all, so that not just a handful of rich and powerful people benefit from the development of these resources.

WHAT SHOULD MAN DO TO CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES?

In order to conserve natural resources, man should:

(i) Reduce : This means `to use less'. We can save electricity by switching off unnecessary lights and fans. We can save water by repairing leaky taps.

(ii) Recycle : This means that we can collect plastic, paper, glass and metal items and recycle these materials to make required things instead of synthesizing or extracting fresh plastic, paper, glass or metal. In order to recycle, we first need to segregate our waste so that the material that can be recycled is not dumped along with other waste.

(iii) Reuse : This is actually even better than recycling because the process of recycling uses some energy. In the 'reuse' strategy, we can simply use things again and again.

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