Finite and Renewable Resources

Topic 14.1

Finite and Renewable Resources

Vocabulary:

Finite Resources- Materials being used at a faster rate than they can be replaced, eventually will run out.

Renewable Resources- Materials that are being used at the same rate as they are being replaced , won't run out.

Sustainability- Developments which meet the needs of

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zara_lobo

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This was very helpful!. I was wondering if you had any more notes on this Topic-( C10 Using Resources, Chemistry, Combined Science, AQA GCSE), and also any other topics. Thank You, XD ** 

moonraker

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The vocab definitions above are incorrect - the first 2 should read....

Unsustainable resource use - Materials being used at a faster rate than they can be replaced, eventually will run out.

Sustainable resource use - Materials that are being used at the same rate as they are being replaced , won't run out.

Both of the above relate to renewable resources, ie renewable resources such as fish, timber, etc can be exploited in a sustainable or unsustainable way.

Non-renewable resources are finite, in that they cannot be simply replaced, although alternatives may be found, eg the increasing use of biofuels to replace crude oil and petroleum