Consumption overpopulation occurs when too many individuals each use too many resources. This phenomena is especially present in the most developed and wealthy nations of the world.
Overpopulation itself is a strain on the planet, but when increasing numbers of people take more than their share, the depletion worsens considerably. Because 75 percent of the waste production and pollution originate in the world's richest nations, the experts tend to blame consumption overpopulation to a greater degree than just overpopulation for these global ills. Fortunately, some solutions to the problem do exist, according to Georgia Southern University. Recycling and the production of renewable energy are two big modifications that the populations of developed countries need to adopt. Since the problem starts with each individual's over-consumption, the answer lies in each person's commitment to conserve.