We are heavily dependent on fossil-based materials
The fossil-based era was one of progress, but at a high price. Fossil-based resources have contributed the majority of the 1.6 trillion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted since the start of the industrial revolution. That's led to an average global temperature rise of about 1° Celsius. We are heavily dependent on fossil-based resources in sectors such as transportation, energy and manufacturing. To make our society climate neutral and save our planet, it is imperative that we change this paradigm.