"Anthropogenic metabolism" is a term used in material flow analysis and waste management that emphasizes the "thousands of goods and substances necessary to sustain modern life". Indeed, today's man-made material flows can be blamed on sanitation, transportation, habitation, and communication, which were "of little metabolic significance in prehistoric times".
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