Nonrenewable Natural Resources

A natural resource is any resource that occurs in nature that is used for survival, energy, or to make money for countries. Certain places on Earth have different types or different amounts of natural resources. These resources can be anything from coal to fruits to sunlight! Read our post about natural resources to learn more!

Nonrenewable resource are resources that can’t be replaced or take a long time to replace. These resources cannot be renewed and take a long time to form. That means that the time to replace the resources is never or longer than a human lifetime. There are only a set amount of nonrenewable resources on Earth. Examples of nonrenewable resources are coal, oil, natural gas, and ores like iron and aluminum. Because they take a long time to replace, we have to use nonrenewable resources very carefully and strategically.