Green & Blue economy

MATERIAL INTENSITY OF THE ECONOMY

Material productivity of a country measures economic output (measured in monetary units) generated per material input (in physical units), for example Gross Domestic Product/Domestic Material Consumption. Material productivity can also be called resource efficiency. Material productivity indicators are suitable tools to monitor processes of de-coupling resource use from economic growth as a key strategy towards a more sustainable use of natural resources via a reduction of environmental degradation resulting from primary production, material processing, manufacturing and waste disposal.

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