Issues Surrounding Food Waste Between 33-50% of all food produced globally is wasted --an approximation of over $1 trillion of uneaten food. To compound the issue, along with all the wasted resources that went into the production of this wasted food (land, energy, manufacturing, labor, water, packaging, etc), once this waste hits the landfills, it decomposes, producing methane, a gas that is 23x deadlier than carbon dioxide.
From polymers to policy and from governments to kitchens, people are coming up with creative ways to waste less and recycle more. 1) Taking Away Take-Away ContainersPeer into the trash can in any food court, and you'll see a big, shiny pile of polystyrene take-away containers.
The 2018 Farm Bill has passed; environmentalists have been particularly watching the new provision allowing agricultural production of hemp. American has a hemp farming history that dates to Colonial times.
Concrete is a major building material. One important application is in the construction of highways.
New year, same Earth.The beginning of a new year is when many of us resolve to make significant changes in our lives.
Every day, more and more people are jumping on board to becoming "leaner, meaner and greener" by shrinking their carbon footprint and promoting sustainability and recycling. This movement has now infiltrated the corporate environment, with many companies willing to do their part, but not knowing where to start.
Food waste has been made worse than it should be by inaccurate expiration dates on labels. Manufacturers tend to allow a little leeway in determining a date, meaning that often food is safe to eat past the posted expiration date.
Have you heard of "ugly food"? It's the fruits and vegetables that are deemed not pretty enough for supermarket shelves. Dented vegetables, double-headed carrots, misshapen lemons, blemished melons, etc.
It doesn't take much poking around on the web to uncover news of the latest in green and sustainability initiatives. For your convenience, we've gathered the best and most notable from the 2018 Fall/Winter season and posted them below for your edification and enjoyment.
According to a press release issued by the United Nations Environment Program, roughly 150 million tons of plastic waste has polluted the oceans, with a garbage truck full of the stuff entering every minute.