Consuming Passions

84-85: Consuming Passions

The main graph uses data from ‘Addicted to resources’, Global Change, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, 2012. Accessed at

“The Big Users” panel uses information from ‘Waste from Consumption and Production – Our increasing appetite for natural resources’, Vital Waste Graphics, GRID-Arendal 2014. 

86-87: The Rise of Consumerism

The breakdown of car materials uses information from ‘New NIST Research Center Helps the Auto Industry ‘Lighten Up’’, Mark Bello, Centre for Automotive Lightweighting (NCAL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2014. Accessed at

The impact of a bottle of water adapted from Bottled Water’, compiled by Stefanie Kaiser, Dorothee Spuhler, Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management. Accessed at

Information on vehicle ownership by country from ‘Passenger Car Fleet Per Capita’, European Automobile Manufacturers Association, 2015. Accessed at 

88-89: Wasteful World

The conveyer belts of past and projected waste are based on data in ‘When Will We Hit Peak Garbage?’, Joseph Stromberg, Smithsonian, October 30, 2013. Accessed at 

Waste in Lagos from ‘Status of Waste Management’, Dennis Iyeke Igbinomwanhia, Integrated Waste Management – Volume II, edited by Sunil Kumar, 2011. Accessed at

Waste in New York from ‘Solid Waste Composition and Characterization: MSW Materials Composition in New York State’, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 2015. Accessed at 

“Techno Trash” graphic compiled from data in ‘49 Million Tons of E-Waste Were Generated in 2012’, Felix Richter, Statista, May 22, 2014. 

90-91: Where Does It All Go?

Breakdown of waste disposal in OECD countries from the OECD Environmental Data Compendium, March 2008. Accessed at

92-93: Chemical Cocktail

“The rise in new chemicals” panel uses information from the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS): A division of the American Chemical Society press release ‘CAS Assigns the 100 Millionth CAS Registry Number to a Substance Designed to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia’, June 29, 2015. Accessed at