The UK currently exports 131,000 tonnes of chewing gum to Spain, only to import 125,000 tonnes back again. We send 3,300 tonnes of cuddly toys to New Zealand, only to bring another 2,400 tonnes back again.
One person in the US will, by 4am in the morning of 2nd January, have been responsible for the equivalent in carbon emissions that someone in living in Tanzania would generate in an entire year.
In 2009, the UK went into ecological debt on 12 April. The world as a whole went into ecological debt on 25 September.