China Pictorial (English)

Materials of the Future


A study published in Nature magazine on December 10, 2020 revealed that 2020 marked the point human-made materials outweighed all living things on earth.

Concrete, plastic, and fiber are the most consumed human-made materials, and they all cause heavy environmen­tal pollution. Some scholars hold that solving the mess caused by the artificial materials requires addressing “decoupling wars” that tend to be fought around the balance between economic growth and environmen­tal limits. We should fundamenta­lly change our current way of living and stop measuring happiness in terms of material enjoyment. Sanlian Life Week March 1, 2021

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