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Amsterdam's floating neighborhood of Schoonschip is home to 105 residents who live in 46 homes on 30 water plots. Schoonschip / Isabel Nabuurs

By Victoria Masterson

  • Living on water is a reality for more than 100 people in Amsterdam's Schoonschip neighborhood.
  • It has 46 sustainable homes across 30 water plots.
  • Population density and climate change is increasing interest in alternative accommodation options, including opening up underground spaces.
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Half of the extracted resources used were sand, clay, gravel and cement, seen above, for building, along with the other minerals that produce fertilizer. Cavan Images / Cavan / Getty Images

The world is using up more and more resources and global recycling is falling. That's the grim takeaway from a new report by the Circle Economy think tank, which found that the world used up more than 110 billion tons, or 100.6 billion metric tons, of natural resources, as Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

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waterlust.com / @tulasendlesssummer_sierra .

Each product featured here has been independently selected by the writer. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

The bright patterns and recognizable designs of Waterlust's activewear aren't just for show. In fact, they're meant to promote the conversation around sustainability and give back to the ocean science and conservation community.

Each design is paired with a research lab, nonprofit, or education organization that has high intellectual merit and the potential to move the needle in its respective field. For each product sold, Waterlust donates 10% of profits to these conservation partners.

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