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A renewable resource is a resource that can be recreated indefinitely in survival without exploiting glitches (as opposed to a non-renewable resource). While running out of resources isn't likely to be a factor due to theoretically infinite (and still quite vast in practice) map generation, this is a list of resources that can be produced over and over without having to explore for more. However, running out of resources can be a bigger issue on Superflat worlds, where resources are less plentiful, or in PvP maps, where one would like to obtain resources without having to conquer more land.

The listed fully renewable craftable items are items which can be crafted, smelted, or brewed using only renewable resources. For example, Cookies are renewable as they only require Wheat and Cocoa Beans that can be regrown infinitely, while TNT isn't because it requires Sand, which is not renewable. Anything that is dropped by a monster or animal, besides the Dragon Egg dropped by the Ender Dragon and the Nether Star dropped by the Wither, is renewable because all mobs can respawn and be killed again for more loot. This is not the case for the Ender Dragon, which spawns only once per world, nor the Wither, which requires nonrenewable Soul Sand to spawn.

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[edit] Brief introduction to methods

There are some main methods to get renewable resources and some item-specific methods. Item-specific methods vary from building a cobblestone generator to harvesting obsidian from portals, so it's very important sometimes to choose non-renewable, but easier and/or safer ways to get them. The methods are listed in increasing difficulty order:

  • Farming - grow it on the dirt or farmland block, breed using renewable resources etc.
  • Craft it using only renewable resource(s)
  • Buy it from villagers
  • Get it as a guaranteed or very probable drop after monster's death
  • Get it as a rare drop after monsters death
  • Find it while fishing

The first three methods are the easiest. They are especially worth using when you want to avoid risk, such as while playing in hardcore mode. The fourth method is normally used to get something that is only possible to get by killing monsters, such as blaze rods, carrots or bone meal. The last two methods are worth using only when there is no other practical choice, as you will really spend a lot of time executing the method before getting what you need.


[edit] Renewable Resources

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Arrows
Arrow
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of skeletons.
  • Traded with farmer (or fletcher, with minecraft 14w02b or later) villagers.
Blaze Rods
Blaze Rod
Brewing StandBlaze PowderMagma CreamEye of EnderFire ChargePotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessFirework StarSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessFirework Rocket
  • Dropped upon death of blazes, if registered as killed by a player.
Bones
Bone
Bone MealLight Gray DyeGray DyeLime DyePink DyeFirework StarWhite WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolLime WoolPink WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetLime CarpetPink CarpetWhite Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassGray Stained GlassLime Stained GlassPink Stained GlassWhite Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneFirework Rocket
Cactus
Cactus
Cactus GreenLime DyeGreen WoolLime WoolGreen CarpetLime CarpetGreen Stained GlassLime Stained GlassGreen Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Grown on sand to produce more.
    • They generate in desert biomes.
Carrots
Carrot
Carrot on a StickGolden CarrotPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of Invisibility
  • Rarely dropped upon death of zombies, if registered as a player kill.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more.
    • They also generate in some village farm-fields.
Coal/Charcoal
CoalCharcoal
Block of CoalTorchFire ChargeFirework StarFirework Rocket
Cobblestone and Stone
CobblestoneStone
CobblestoneStoneStone BricksFurnaceCobblestone StairsStone Brick StairsCobblestone SlabStone SlabStone Bricks SlabLeverButtonStone Pressure PlateDispenserPistonSticky PistonCobblestone WallMinecart with FurnaceBrewing StandStone SwordStone PickaxeStone ShovelStone AxeStone HoeRedstone RepeaterDetector RailDropper
  • Created (in block form, but is mined with renewable pickaxes) by letting lava flow against or over water.
Cocoa Beans
Cocoa Beans
CookieBrown WoolBrown CarpetBrown Stained GlassBrown Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Grown on jungle wood to produce more.
Eggs
Egg
CakePumpkin Pie
  • Dropped (laid) by adult chickens every 5 to 20 minutes.
Ender Pearls
Ender Pearl
Eye of EnderEnder Chest
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of endermen.
Experience Orb
XP orb animation.gif
See enchanting
Feathers
Feather
Book and QuillWritten BookFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of adult chickens.
  • Before beta 1.8 was dropped upon any kind of death of zombies.
Ferns
Fern
-
Flowers
DandelionOxeye DaisyPoppyAzure Bluet
AlliumBlue OrchidRed TulipOrange Tulip
White TulipPink Tulip
SunflowerLilacPeonyRose Bush
Dandelion YellowOrange DyeRose RedPink DyeLight Gray DyeLight Blue DyeMagenta DyeYellow WoolOrange WoolRed WoolPink WoolLight Blue WoolLight Gray WoolMagenta WoolYellow CarpetOrange CarpetRed CarpetPink CarpetLight Blue CarpetLight Gray CarpetYellow Stained GlassOrange Stained GlassRed Stained GlassPink Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassMagenta Stained GlassYellow Stained Glass PaneOrange Stained Glass PaneRed Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneMagenta Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Short flowers can be created when bone meal is used on grass blocks in the appropriate places in biomes.
  • Tall flowers drop when bonemeal is used on them.
  • Poppies are dropped upon any kind of death of iron golems.
Ghast Tears
Ghast Tear
Potion of RegenerationPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of Weakness
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of ghasts.
Glass Bottle
Glass Bottle
Awkward PotionThick PotionMundane PotionPotion of RegenerationPotion of SwiftnessPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of PoisonPotion of HealingPotion of WeaknessPotion of StrengthPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water Breathing
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of witches.
  • Crafted using glass.
Glowstone Dust
Glowstone Dust
Glowstone BlockRedstone LampFirework StarFirework RocketThick PotionPotion of HealingPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of Water Breathing
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of witches
  • Trading for glowstone with priest villagers, and then breaking them.
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of blazes, if registered as killed by the player in the Xbox version.
Gunpowder
Gunpowder
Fire ChargeFirework StarFirework RocketSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Water Breathing
Huge Brown Mushroom
Huge Brown MushroomHuge Mushroom Stem
Brown MushroomMushroom StewPotion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
  • Created by using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with a tool that has a silk touch enchantment on it.
Huge Red Mushroom
Huge Red MushroomHuge Mushroom Stem
Red MushroomMushroom Stew
  • Created by using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with a tool that has a silk touch enchantment on it.
Ice
Ice
Water Bucket
  • Created by letting water source blocks in cold biomes that turn into ice over time (when there is no block above them), then broken with a tool that has a silk touch enchantment on it.
Ink Sacs
Ink Sac
Gray DyeLight Gray DyeBook and QuillWritten BookBlack WoolGray WoolLight Gray WoolBlack CarpetGray CarpetLight Gray CarpetBlack Stained GlassGray Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassBlack Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of squids.
Leather
Leather
Leather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsLeather BootsItem FrameBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelf
Magma Cream
Magma Cream
Potion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of Slowness
Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds
MelonMelon (Block)Glistering MelonPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Harming
Milk
Milk
MilkCake
Brown Mushrooms
Brown Mushroom
Huge Brown MushroomHuge Mushroom StemMushroom StewPotion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
  • Waiting for normal mushrooms to spread.
  • Using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow them into huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with anything.
Red Mushrooms
Red Mushroom
Huge Red MushroomHuge Mushroom StemMushroom Stew
  • Waiting for normal mushrooms to spread.
  • Using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow them into huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with anything.
  • Shearing mooshrooms for red mushrooms.
Nether Wart
Nether Wart
Awkward PotionPotion of HealingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of SlownessPotion of WeaknessPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Water Breathing
Obsidian
Obsidian
Ender Chest
  • Entering a Nether Portal for which there is no matching exit will generate 14 free blocks of Obsidian, and 4 more "ledge" blocks if the portal is formed in mid-air. Mining only the corners and "ledges" will keep the portal active if desired. More here
  • Entering an End Portal will always generate a 5x5 platform of Obsidian at the same position in the End. In other words, the Obsidian can be mined and the platform will be regenerated next time you enter the End (Note: To leave the End without dying, you will have to defeat the Ender Dragon).
Potatoes
Potato
Baked PotatoPoisonous Potato
  • Rarely dropped upon death of zombies, if registered as a player kill.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more. Sometimes, when breaking fully grown potato crops, poisonous potatoes will drop.
    • They also generate in some village farm-fields.
Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
PumpkinJack 'o' LanternPumpkin Pie
Raw Beef
Raw Beef
Steak
Raw Chicken
Raw Chicken
Cooked Chicken
Raw Porkchop
Raw Porkchop
Cooked Porkchop
Redstone
Redstone
Block of RedstoneDispenserDropperPistonSticky PistonNote BlockRedstone LampRedstone TorchClockCompassEmpty MapMapRedstone RepeaterPowered RailDetector RailActivator RailMundane PotionPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of PoisonPotion of SlownessPotion of WeaknessPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water Breathing
Rotten Flesh
Rotten Flesh
Saplings and Trees
Oak SaplingSpruce SaplingBirch SaplingJungle SaplingAcacia SaplingDark Oak Sapling
Oak WoodSpruce WoodBirch WoodJungle WoodAcacia WoodDark Oak WoodOak LeavesSpruce LeavesBirch LeavesJungle LeavesAcacia LeavesDark Oak LeavesOak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood PlanksOak Wood StairsSpruce Wood StairsBirch Wood StairsJungle Wood StairsAcacia Wood StairsDark Oak Wood StairsOak Wood SlabSpruce Wood SlabBirch Wood SlabJungle Wood SlabAcacia Wood SlabDark Oak Wood SlabAppleGolden AppleCrafting TableChestNote BlockWooden Pressure PlateBookshelfJack 'o' LanternTrapdoorLadderFenceFence GateWooden DoorSignLeverTripwire HookTorchRedstone TorchRedstone RepeaterWooden ButtonPistonSticky PistonDispenserStickRailPowered RailActivator RailBowlMushroom StewPaintingBoatMinecart with ChestMinecart with HopperCharcoalBedFishing RodCarrot on a StickBowVinesFire ChargeItem FrameWooden SwordWooden PickaxeWooden ShovelWooden AxeWooden HoeStone SwordStone PickaxeStone ShovelStone AxeStone HoeIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoeGold SwordGold PickaxeGold ShovelGold AxeGold HoeTrapped ChestHopperFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Trees are grown from saplings placed on lit dirt. When broken a leaf block has a 5% chance of dropping a sapling. See tree farming. Charcoal can be obtained by smelting any kind of log in a furnace. Leaves can be obtained by breaking them with shears. Sticks are also dropped upon any kind of death of witches.
Seeds
Seeds
WheatBreadCookieCakeHay Bale
  • Dropped by breaking tall grass.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more.
    • They also generate in some village farm-fields.
Slimeballs
Slimeball
Magma CreamSticky PistonLeadPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of Slowness
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of slimes.
Snowballs
Snowball
SnowSnow (cover)
  • Snow (cover) is created above Y90 in cold biomes, or in ice plains/spikes, when it snows. It can then be broken with any shovel to produce snowballs.
  • Snow cover is created by snow golems in certain biomes, when they walk on a block where it can legitimately be placed. It can then be broken with any shovel to produce snowballs.
    • Dropped upon any kind of death of snow golems, but they drop less snowballs than are used to create them.
Spider Eye
Spider Eye
Potion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
String
String
White WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolBlack WoolPink WoolRed WoolOrange WoolYellow WoolLime WoolGreen WoolBrown WoolLight Blue WoolMagenta WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetBlack CarpetPink CarpetRed CarpetOrange CarpetYellow CarpetLime CarpetGreen CarpetBrown CarpetLight Blue CarpetMagenta CarpetBowFishing RodCarrot on a StickPaintingBedLead
Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane
PaperFirework RocketEmpty MapMapBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelfSugarCakePumpkin PiePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessPotion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
Tall Grass
Tall Grass
Seeds
Vines
Vines
  • Grown on the side of blocks, then broken with shears.
  • Spawns on the sides of 2x2 Jungle Trees grown from saplings.
Water Bucket
Water Bucket
Ice
  • Created by having 2 water sources in the appropriate spots, then right-clicking (picking it up) with an empty bucket.
Wool
White Wool
Light Gray WoolGray WoolBlack WoolBrown WoolPink WoolRed WoolOrange WoolYellow WoolLime WoolGreen WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetBlack CarpetPink CarpetRed CarpetOrange CarpetYellow CarpetLime CarpetGreen CarpetBrown CarpetPaintingBed
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of, or by shearing sheep.
  • Crafted with 4 string.
    • White, light gray, gray, black, brown, and pink colors can be found on wildly spawned sheep.
    • Green, lime, red, orange and yellow wool require renewable dyes to produce.

[edit] Renewable resources from fishing

Resource Renewable resources Renewable method
ClownfishPufferfishRaw FishRaw Salmon
BowEnchanted BookFishing RodLily PadName TagSaddle
BoneBowlLeatherLeather BootsInk SacRotten FleshStickStringTripwire HookWater Bottle
Cooked FishCooked SalmonMushroom StewJack 'o' LanternLadderFenceFence GateLeverTorchRedstone TorchRedstone RepeaterTrapped ChestDispenserRailActivator RailPowered RailSignPaintingItem FrameWooden SwordWooden PickaxeWooden ShovelWooden AxeWooden HoeStone SwordStone PickaxeStone ShovelStone AxeStone HoeIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoeGold SwordGold PickaxeGold ShovelGold AxeGold HoeCarrot on a StickWhite WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolBlack WoolPink WoolRed WoolOrange WoolYellow WoolLime WoolGreen WoolBrown WoolLight Blue WoolMagenta WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetBlack CarpetPink CarpetRed CarpetOrange CarpetYellow CarpetLime CarpetGreen CarpetBrown CarpetLight Blue CarpetMagenta CarpetBedLeadGlass BottleAwkward PotionPotion of HealingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of SlownessPotion of WeaknessPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Water BreathingLeather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelfBone MealGray DyeLight Gray DyeLime DyePink DyeWhite Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassGray Stained GlassBlack Stained GlassLime Stained GlassPink Stained GlassWhite Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneBlack Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket Obtained via fishing

[edit] Rare drops

These items are only occasionally dropped by monsters, so getting them quickly or in quantity is normally done by mining, then smelting/crafting non-renewable resources (mob farms being an option).

Resource Renewable Products Renewable Method
Bows
Bow
Dispenser Bows are rarely dropped by skeletons, and can be enchanted with Power I and with an even more rare chance a Power II Bow followed by secondary enchantments. Usually, one would rather craft a bow with renewable sticks and string.
Chainmail Armor
Chain Armor HelmetChain Armor ChestplateChain Armor LeggingsChain Armor Boots
Can regularly be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. Can also be found being sold by Villagers.
Diamond Armor
Diamond HelmetDiamond ChestplateDiamond LeggingsDiamond Boots
Can very, very rarely be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. More commonly, they can be obtained by trading with villager blacksmiths.
Enchanted items
  • Equipped items rarely dropped by Zombies, Skeletons, or Zombie Pigmen will rarely have enchantments on them (chance increases with difficulty).
  • Enchanted items may be traded from Villagers (Priests in 1.7, Smiths in 1.8).
  • Enchanted Books are renewable by trading with Villagers and Anvils may be made from renewable iron, and many unenchanted items are renewable.
  • A single enchantment table can also be used indefinitely to create enchanted items from renewable items and experience (and, in 1.8, Lapis Lazuli), but creating the table itself requires two non-renewable diamonds.
Gold Nuggets and Gold Ingots
Gold NuggetGold Ingot
Gold NuggetGold IngotBlock of GoldGlistering MelonGolden AppleGolden CarrotClockGold SwordGold PickaxeGold ShovelGold AxeGold HoePowered RailGold HelmetGold ChestplateGold LeggingsGold BootsPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilityFirework StarFirework RocketWeighted Pressure Plate (Light) Nuggets are dropped by killed zombie pigmen, ingots as a rare drop.
Gold Swords and Gold Armor
Gold SwordGold HelmetGold ChestplateGold LeggingsGold Boots
Sword is a rare drop of killed zombie pigmen. These swords can be enchanted with any level I and some level II or III sword enchantments. Armor can often be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons.
Iron Ingots
Iron Ingot
Block of IronAnvilIron DoorIron HelmetIron ChestplateIron LeggingsIron BootsBucketWater BucketMilkCakeShearsCauldronTripwire HookMinecartMinecart with FurnaceMinecart with ChestMinecart with HopperRailDetector RailActivator RailIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoePistonSticky PistonCompassEmpty MapMapHopperTrapped ChestIron BarsWeighted Pressure Plate (Heavy) Dropped by killed iron golems and rarely dropped by killed zombies.
Iron Swords, Iron Shovels, and Iron Armor
Iron ShovelIron SwordIron HelmetIron ChestplateIron LeggingsIron Boots
Armor can very rarely be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. Can be worn/held by zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons. Swords and shovels are equipped only to Zombies.
Leather Armor
Leather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsLeather Boots
Can often be found equipped to Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, and Skeletons. Can be worn/held by zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons.
Music Discs
13 Disccat Discblocks Discchirp Discfar Discmall Discmellohi Discstal Discstrad Discward DiscWait Disc11 Disc
Dropped only when a skeleton kills a creeper. It doesn't matter who dealt most of the damage, as long as the final blow is dealt by the arrow of the skeleton.
Wither Skeleton Skulls
Wither Skeleton Skull
Firework StarFirework Rocket Wither Skeleton Skulls are a rare drop of Wither Skeletons. The other heads are currently creative only.

[edit] Tradable

Resources that in normal circumstances would be non-renewable, except that they can be obtained through trading with villagers.

Resource Renewable Products Renewable Method
Bottle o' Enchanting
Bottle o' Enchanting
XP orb animation.gif Obtained by trading with villager Priests.
Diamond Tools
Diamond PickaxeDiamond AxeDiamond ShovelDiamond SwordDiamond Hoe
Obtained by trading with villager Blacksmiths.
Emerald
Emerald
Block of Emerald

Obtained by trading renewable items to villagers, such as raw chicken. These can be used to buy other things from villagers, including resources that are otherwise non-renewable, like glass. Villagers never run out of stock (but their selling offers may vary), and they can be "bred", making villagers themselves renewable.

Enchanted Books
Enchanted Book
Enchanted items Obtained by trading with villager Librarians. Enchanted Books can also be caught when fishing. A single enchantment table can also be used indefinitely to create enchanted books from renewable books and experience (and, in 1.8, Lapis Lazuli), but creating the table itself requires two non-renewable diamonds.
Enchanted Diamond SwordDiamond PickaxeDiamond AxeDiamond Chestplate
Up to level 19
Obtained by trading with villager Priests.
Flint and Steel
Flint and Steel
Obtained by trading with villager Farmers.
Glass
Glass
Glass PaneGlass BottleAwkward PotionThick PotionMundane PotionPotion of RegenerationPotion of SwiftnessPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of PoisonPotion of HealingPotion of WeaknessPotion of StrengthPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water BreathingWhite Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassGray Stained GlassBlack Stained GlassBrown Stained GlassPink Stained Glass
Red Stained GlassOrange Stained GlassYellow Stained GlassLime Stained GlassGreen Stained GlassMagenta Stained GlassLight Blue Stained Glass
White Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneBlack Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneRed Stained Glass Pane
Orange Stained Glass PaneYellow Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PaneGreen Stained Glass PaneBrown Stained Glass PaneMagenta Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass Pane
Obtained by trading with villager librarians. Glass bottles can be utilized to make potions. With redstone and glowstone bought from priests, extended potions and level II potions can also be brewed renewably. Glass bottles are also dropped by killed Witches.
Saddle
Saddle
Obtained by trading with villager Butchers.

[edit] Renewable, but require non-renewable resources

These resources can be made infinitely, but require one use of a non-renewable items/resources.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Wool - Blue, Cyan, and Purple
Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple Wool
BedPaintingBlue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple Carpet Sheep will regrow their wool by eating Grass from Dirt blocks, and can thus be shorn multiple times. Indeed, by breeding two sheep of a color one can create an infinite number of re-shearable sheep. However, a single unit of the respective dye, containing non-renewable Lapis Lazuli, is required to color the initial sheep. (As of the upcoming 1.8 version, Lapis Lazuli will be sold by villagers, making it renewable)

[edit] Planned Renewable Resources

These items are renewable, however, they are only in snapshots and prereleases. An official update has yet to display them.

Resource Renewable Products Renewable Method
Armor Stand
Armor Stand
Made by crafting stone-type Slabs and Sticks. (Only renewable if crafted out of renewable slab)
Banners
White BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerBrown BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerMagenta BannerLight Blue BannerBlue BannerPurple BannerCyan Banner
Crafted with wool and sticks, then modified with renewable dyes, Oxeye Daisies and mob heads. Brick pattern banners are renewable by copying, but initially consume one brick block.
Doors
Spruce DoorBirch DoorJungle DoorAcacia DoorDark Oak Door
Crafted with planks
Fences
Spruce FenceBirch FenceJungle FenceAcacia FenceDark Oak Fence
Crafted with planks and sticks
Fence Gates
Spruce Fence GateBirch Fence GateJungle Fence GateAcacia Fence GateDark Oak Fence Gate
Crafted with planks and sticks
Iron Trapdoors
Iron Trapdoor
Craftable using Iron Ingots
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli BlockCyan DyePurple DyeBlue WoolLight Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple WoolBlue CarpetLight Blue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple CarpetBlue Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassCyan Stained GlassPurple Stained GlassBlue Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PaneCyan Stained Glass PanePurple Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket Obtained by trading with a cleric villager.
Mob Heads
Wither Skeleton SkullSkeleton SkullZombie HeadCreeper Head
Firework StarFirework Rocket Mob heads are dropped by their respective mobs when killed by charged Creepers. Wither Skeleton Skulls are also dropped as a rare drop from Wither Skeletons.
Moss Stone
Moss Stone
Mossy Cobblestone Wall Crafted using Cobblestone and Vines.
Prismarine Shards
Prismarine Shard
PrismarineDark PrismarinePrismarine BricksSea Lantern Dropped upon any kind of death of Guardians.
Prismarine Crystals
Prismarine Crystals
Sea Lantern Dropped upon any kind of death of Guardians.
Rabbit Hide
Rabbit Hide
Leather Dropped upon any kind of death of a rabbit
Rabbit's Foot
Rabbit's Foot
Potion of LeapingPotion of SlownessSplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Slowness Rarely dropped upon death of a rabbit, if registered as a player kill
Raw Mutton
Raw Mutton
Cooked Mutton Dropped upon any kind of death of a sheep
Raw Rabbit
Raw Rabbit
Cooked RabbitRabbit Stew Dropped upon any kind of death of a rabbit
Slime Blocks
Slime Block
Craftable using Slimeballs
Stone Bricks
Chiseled Stone BricksMossy Stone BricksCracked Stone Bricks
Stone Brick StairsStone Bricks Slab Made respectively by crafting Stone Bricks Slabs, or Stone Bricks and Vines, or smelting Stone Bricks.

[edit] Planned Non-Renewable Resources

These items are renewable, however, in snapshots and prereleases they are no longer renewable. An official update has yet to change them.

Resource Renewable Products Non-renewable Reason
Diamond Shovel
Diamond Shovel
Diamond Hoe
Diamond Hoe
Can no longer be traded by Villager Blacksmiths, and Diamonds are not renewable.
Flint and Steel
Flint and Steel
Can no longer be traded by Villager Farmers, and Flint is not renewable.

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