Consumption patterns are directly related to the amount of waste our society produces. And both have been increasing dramatically over the last decades.  Nowadays the humanity uses the equivalent of 1.75 Earths to provide the resources we use to produce what we need and absorb the waste generated by this consumption.

But we also have to consider that the global consumption scenario is extremely unequal: the 65 high-income countries account for around 80% of total consumption expenditures, but less than 20% of world population. This means that, while a few consume way too much, most of the people still have no access to goods that would guarantee their survival or well-being.