With solar energy becoming increasingly popular and solar panels gracing the rooftops of more and more homes and other buildings, the question arises, what to do with photovoltaic panels after they end their useful lives? Typically a solar power system will last about 20 or more years before it needs to be replaced. Advances in technology may cut into that time as customers seek to upgrade.
Recycling is not a concept one usually associates with rocket launches. When rockets take off from the pad, each stage flies until it runs out of fuel, and then it is discarded into the ocean.
Everyone loves a barbecue. Whether it's a 4th of July outing or a family get-together, we all love the taste of fresh, flame-grilled food.
We have seen an energy revolution over the past decade and change. Green energy, which was once considered a pipe dream, has become an everyday occurrence.
Plastic bottles are ubiquitous items; in our homes, cars, workplaces, and (regrettably), in our garbage cans. Most of these are available for return for a 5 or 10 cent deposit, a measure that has done its part in reducing the amount of non-biodegradable litter on the ground, and producing recycled byproducts that we actually use.
A British nonprofit called Hubbub is conducting an experiment in the town of Manchester to see if more of the one percent of the 2.5 billion paper cups used and discarded in the United Kingdom could instead be recycled.
During the holidays, it is easy to become preoccupied with the usual things we think of at this time every year: gifts, holiday parties, shopping, decorating, and holiday meal menus. One of the last things you may be thinking of during this time is food waste.
Food waste is a huge problem in the United States. Not only is it bad environmentally, but economically as well.
Corporate sustainability should be a hot topic for any company that wants to save money while also having a positive impact on their environment and the world as a whole. Fortunately, there are now numerous ways that the average office employee can contribute to sustainability and help reduce waste in the workplace.