Non-Renewable Resource

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Non-Renewable Resource

Any natural resource that does not replenish itself. Any use of a non-renewable resource reduces the amount available to be used in the future. The finite amount of non-renewable resources may influence their prices on the open market. Major examples of non-renewable resources are coal and oil.
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But, like mining any nonrenewable resource, when the big old valuable trees were gone, the piper had still to be paid.
This would allow both current and future generations (of Albertans, for example) to share in the benefits from harvesting the province's nonrenewable resource assets.
It's a fuel source that burns cleaner and reduces the use of fossil fuels, a nonrenewable resource that produces harmful emissions and is mostly bought at great expense from foreign sources.
Therefore, we can list two ways to reach sustainability in the presence of nonrenewable natural resource depletion, but, at the same time, allowing for the accumulation of renewable natural capital: i) use part of the prospects earned in production activities that deplete nonrenewable natural resources to increase investments towards (or to improve conditions related to) the augmentation of the stocks of renewable natural capital; ii) follow the criterion above and, at the same time, impose a constraint ruling the rate of extraction of the nonrenewable resource to be always less or at least equal to the rate of regeneration of the renewable natural resource.
In an important and well considered shift, the kingdom has announced its decision to increase wheat imports in order to conserve its most vital, nonrenewable resource, ground water.
Petroleum-based fuels are a nonrenewable resource, and with the rapidly rising price of oil, the push to develop and expand the market for renewable biofuels is stronger than ever.
Plastic bags; which involve petroleum and natural gas extraction, ethylene manufacture, ethylene polymerization, bag processing, and waste disposal; are a nonrenewable resource and can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.
Most conventional soaps are made from petroleum, a nonrenewable resource.
Since oil is a nonrenewable resource, ensuring stable supply of oil would become a critical geo-strategic preoccupation,'' he said, adding Russia is vital for ASEAN to ensure a steady supply of oil in the region.
But the main source of hydrogen today is natural gas, a nonrenewable resource.
Coal is an expensive and nonrenewable resource, and coconut shells are not readily available here.