Like nations with the Paris Climate Accord, campuses across the United States have also joined into an agreement to act on climate change. Hundreds of campuses have signed an agreement called the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge.
Plastic pollution is a tremendous problem facing our planet. A 2016 World Economic Forum study determined that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans.
China notified the World Trade Organization that starting December 31, 2017, they would no longer allow the import of several types of unsorted paper waste, textile scraps, many types of post-consumer plastics, and metal slag and dross that contained vanadium. $6.
Could old, worn-out tires be recycled into useful products? That claim is being made by Green Distillation Technologies, a company in Australia. The company has developed a significant advance for recycling the part of a motor vehicle that is regularly thrown away after it is worn out.
Canada’s got a reputation for being a nation of nature-lovers that treasure the environment, which is no real surprise; we’ve got a lot of natural environment to love! So it’s also not all that unexpected that, as a country, we’ve also taken steps in our urban centres to try and reduce the amount of unrecoverable garbage that we put into landfills, and recycle what we can.In theory, most people like the idea of recycling.
A study released in October 2017 by Terra Tech (with support from the National Resources Defense Council and The Rockefeller Foundation) analyzed the amount and kind of food waste generated in three major metropolitan areas: New York City, Nashville, and Denver. Participants logged their trash and researchers sorted through it to determine how much and what types of food get thrown away.
When we go to the grocery store, we usually try to get just the stuff we need. However, even if we focus on fresh produce, and try to get ethically harvested foods, we are still contributing to a huge amount of waste.
We all know that recycling is important and that when we finish our bottle of water or soda that it should go into the recycling bin instead of the trash. But it can be hard to get a real sense of what your recycling efforts are accomplishing.
Recycling is perhaps one of the easiest steps you can take to improve the environment. Common items like clothing and electronics do not need to spend the rest of their life in landfills.
More and more businesses are beginning to seriously look at reducing the waste that they generate on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Not all of these companies are considering this strictly for environmental purposes, though that’s certainly at least part of the motivation for some.