Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

Individuals help sustain biodiversity by ___ .

  1. a. reducing consumption
  2. b. reusing materials
  3. c. recycling materials
  4. d. all of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction: A healthy life on the Earth depends on the ability of human beings to live within their limits. The main aim is to live sustainably, which means targeting the requirement of the present generation without reducing the ability of future generation to meet own requirement.


Reasons for the correct statement:

Individuals can help to sustain the biodiversity by limiting their energy usage and material consumption. Reusing and recycling can help to protect the species by reducing the use of destructive practices that are needed to extract resources. Non-renewable materials are obtained by recycling, which reduces the need for extraction of those resources, and also the materials are kept out of landfills.

Option d. is given as “all of the above”. Individuals help to sustain the biodiversity by reducing consumption, reusing materials, and recycling materials. Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “reducing consumption”...

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