The Importance of Resource Efficiency


Our planet is running out of natural resources. This isn’t a hypothesis or an opinion: it’s a fact, supported by decades of scientific research. What does that mean for businesses that rely on coal, oil, and other fossil fuels? If we don’t adapt to this reality soon, we’re going to see huge shifts in the way our economy functions. Luckily there’s good news on this front as well: resource efficiency means using less natural resources to produce goods and services—and it can actually make business more profitable!

Fossil fuels are running out.

You may have heard that fossil fuels are non-renewable resources. This means they cannot be replaced once they are used. So what does this mean for you?

  • Fossil fuels are used to generate electricity and heat. This is one of their most common uses, but it’s not the only one–they’re also used to power cars and trucks (and other vehicles), make plastics and fertilizers, provide fuel for ships at sea…the list goes on!
  • Once we run out of these resources completely, there’s no way of getting more from nature until millions or even billions of years pass by again when new deposits might form within Earth’s crust due to geological processes such as plate tectonics or volcanism.[1]

Resource efficiency means using less natural resources to produce goods and services.

Resource efficiency, also known as resource productivity, is the use of fewer resources to produce the same amount of goods and services. It can mean a reduction in waste or a reduction in the amount of raw materials used. It can also mean a reduction in energy consumption and water consumption.

Resource efficiency focuses on using resources more efficiently so that we do not need to mine for new ones or destroy existing ecosystems when trying to find them. Resource efficiency measures include recycling materials such as paper or plastic; reducing water use; improving manufacturing processes; increasing battery life on cellphones; designing buildings that are more energy efficient–these are all examples of ways we can take action toward achieving greater resource efficiency!

It can make business more profitable.

It’s no secret that resource efficiency can save money. But what if it also helped you make more money?

That’s just one of the many benefits of resource efficiency. In fact, it can help businesses compete, grow and attract customers.

It’s good for the planet.

It’s good for the planet.

  • Reduce carbon emissions, waste and water use.
  • Reduce energy use and pollution.

Resource efficiency is the future of business.

Resource efficiency is the future of business. It’s good for the planet, it’s good for your bottom line and it’s even good for society as a whole. Resource efficiency helps to protect our environment and keep our economy strong.

Resource efficiency means using fewer resources in the production process so that less waste is produced and fewer natural resources are used up. This makes sense from both an environmental perspective (fewer harmful chemicals released into air or water) as well as an economic one (reduced costs).


Resource efficiency is a great way to save money and reduce your impact on the environment. It’s also a smart business decision that can help improve your bottom line in the long run. If you want to learn more about how resource efficiency can benefit your company, contact us today!