How have technical and economic development led to more consumption of resources?


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(i) The consumption of resources depends on the needs and aspirations of the people which changes with the development of technology and economic development of the country.
(ii) In developed nations the needs of the people are high and they consume more resources, while in developing nations the needs of the people are less resulting in low consumption of resources.
(iii) For example, In USA mineral consumption is five times more than the world average. With the economic development, the demand for resources increases faster than their population growth.
(iv) The wealth combined with rapid economic development enables individuals to consume more resources.
(v) The development of technology contributed to . increased production of quality goods and provide
better services to the people. Hence, greater the technical and economic developement, the greater the consumption of resources.