What are some ways we can conserve natural resources?
Three ways include: use them more wisely or more efficiently, find substitutes, or recycle and reuse them to the maximum extent.
Some examples of each include:
Use them more wisely: water is often used in giant sprinkle systems to irrigate crops that shoot the water high in the air and a lot evaporates before hit reaches the soil. New drip irrigation systems water the base of the plant and far less is lost to evaporation.
Find substitutes: copper was the main component in wires, but not fibre optic cables are replacing some copper in internet cabling.
Recycle: huge amounts of iron, copper and zinc are now recovered from old cars and recycled and reused into the making of new cars.