All living organisms on earth interact with their environment in a precisely balanced cycle. Plants take energy from the sun and become food for other living things. This cycle continues with the death of plant and animal life forms and their consumption by microorganisms. However, this life cycle is threatened by the excessive use of natural resources by humanity and the damage it causes to the ecosystem due to pollution.
The expansion and development of societies places an increasing burden on the ecosystem. Minerals, fossil fuels and other natural resources are disappearing at an alarming rate. Irresponsible destruction of habitat has long-term negative consequences on the ecosystem and biodiversity is lost. Habitat destruction causes species extinction. In order to protect and maintain the ecological balance, it is necessary to make efforts to use natural resources in a sustainable way. The most serious problems in this regard are concentrated on the protection of living species and protection of water resources.
Ecological cycles are processes that regulate the return of limited resources such as water, carbon, nitrogen, and similar elements necessary to sustain life on Earth. It is essential to understand how local ecological cycles and global ecological cycles are conducting in order to protect the ecosystem, its health and productivity, both today and in the future. Here wasThere are four main cycles to consider. The first is the nitrogen cycle. Nitrogen circulates between air, soil and living things. The second is the carbon cycle. Carbon dioxide circulates between air, soil and living things. The third is photosynthesis. This process recycles inhaled oxygen. Finally, the last process is the water cycle.
With the effect of winds, surface waters and climatic conditions, organic and inorganic materials are decomposed and a continuous material exchange and energy flow is provided. In this way, a network of interactions occurs between all beings, from the mainland to the atmosphere, from underground waters to the seas, from microorganisms to humans. This network of interaction works in a balance necessary for life. For a habitable earth, this balance, that is, the ecological balance, must be preserved.
The ECO LABEL standards are designed to protect the ecological cycle and to ensure that life on Earth is sustainable in the future as it was yesterday.