Source: Sources: Geyer, R., J.R. Jambeck and K.L. Law (2017), “Production, use and fate of all plastics ever made”, 

The International Energy Agency has released a report on worldwide energy demand in 2018. Energy demand has grown by 2.3%, which is the fastest pace of this decade, and the enormous growth in renewable energy is not enough to satisfy this increasing demand. This also resulted in an increase of energy-releated CO2 emissions by 1.7%, most of which comes from fairly new coal power plants in Asia. But also the US is responsible, with the largest growth in oil and gas demand worldwide.

We can see that these other countries are responsible but the truth is that our own consumption also matters. If we decide that we don’t buy products from companies that do not care about their carbon footprint, they will have to adjust (or disappear). Be a conscious consumer and let them hear your voice.

°Tracker – Worldwide energy demand still rising