Any sustainable process- and still more so any complex system- depends obviously from the use of the resources in such a way as not exhaust them.
Sustainability cannot be maintained for ever through linear processes. In fact it is necessary based on the interdependence in the relationship of the process or system with its significant environment.
Runaway processes are particularly dangerous for sustainability, which can generally not be restaured after such episodes.
Many present economical and ecological processes are obviously unsustainable at long-and possibly even at medium -term. If the need for permanent balanced re-equilibrated feedbacks with their input sources, for example by recycling, is not understood in due time, collapses could become unavoidable
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