In a world where 35 million tons of food waste every year comes from U.S.
When we think of food waste, we tend to picture all the groceries that get thrown out uneaten or the stacks of fruits and vegetables that are tossed out by grocery stores when they begin to spoil. However, what most people don't realize, is that the way we grow our food is amazingly wasteful.
Freecycling is a pretty simple concept; consumers band together to pass on surplus goods when they no longer need them, using the internet to maintain an efficient network of communication and to take sustainability beyond the recycling bin. It's a movement that's definitely worth getting involved with, as it's not only environmentally friendly but also saves you money on both ends.
Everyone has an invested interest in keeping our planet clean and unpolluted. Every effort that is made towards making environmentally safe choices is another step towards healing our already overburdened Earth.
Lithium-ion batteries have become ubiquitous as smartphones and tablets proliferate. These kinds of batteries are rechargeable, but not forever.
We've known for some time that big business is going to be a leader in adopting sustainable, clean energy. With Microsoft arranging to buy its energy from renewable power plants, and companies like Chevrolet and Nissan experimenting with their car batteries to run entire buildings on nothing buy solar power, we're starting to see that green energy isn't just good for the planet; it's good for business.
When you think of recycling, what comes to mind? Aluminum cans in big black bags? Newspapers and magazines neatly stacked in a bin, ready for collection? Maybe you think of a stack of used plastic, ready to be shredded and turned into something else? What you may not think of, though, are batteries. In fact, most of us just pull out those dead soldiers and toss them in the trash when our TV remotes, flashlights, and other gadgets need replacements.