Environmental Overdraft in the Island

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León
Puerto Rico lleva poco más de 20 años en incumplimiento con la ley que obliga a que la tasa nacional de reciclaje sea de 35%. (Archivo/GFR)

A recent study from the Global Footprint Network concluded that if global consumption continues at the current rate, we would need 1.6 planets Earth to satisfy the demands of humanity. Specifically, Puerto Rico would need a territorial extension 26 times its size in order to harvest the food needed to support its population and to be assimilate the contaminants generated by the 3.5 million inhabitants. 

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