12. Does increased consumerism not harm the environment?

Consumerism relating to material resources would indeed harm the environment. People are therefore divided into seven groups, according to their development challenges. Roughly 50% of the world will have non-material development needs, such as sport, culture and education. After some time, those requiring material goods for immediate development will also focus more on emotional, mentaland spiritual development which can continue indefinitely without using polluting or non-renewable resources.