The twelve finalists in the NextGen Cup Challenge have been chosen They are now working through a virtual accelerator to develop and manufacture their new cups for beta testing, starting in September 2019. Most of the finalists developed alternatives to the current polyethylene lining that is challenging both biodegradability and paper cup recycling, with some changing the formula for the fiber or paper cup itself, and others designing a new liner material.
The potential for sustainability is nearly limitless and is a great investment into the future for generations. Many corporations, colleges and cities, and more have been moving toward this goal for years.
New York is one of 15 states whose legislation includes beverage container deposit laws. Consumers who purchase certain beverages pay a 5 cent deposit on each container they buy.
Here are this month's Top 5 Roundup on New Sustainable Initiatives making the news - some turned industries on their ear with new schools of thought, while others have progressed to whole new levels. Highlighting this month's stories: The global economy needs to undergo massive shifts in how capital is allocated Transitioning to a low carbon economy will require around $90 trillion in new infrastructure over the next 15 years, according to the bank.
Imagine tossing your potato peels, chicken bones, and dead flowers into a recycling bin and placing it out at the curb for collection, the same way many people now do with cans and bottles. Is this a practical innovation in recycling or is it just disgusting? In recent years, New York City has begun to recycle organic waste, and the feedback from residents is mixed.
Have you ever thought about what happened to all those markers you used once they ran dry? All those hi-liters, whiteboard markers, and so on that allowed to you make the points you needed to in meetings and briefings? Most of us don't. We just get all the use we can out of them, then toss them in the trash before we open a new pack.
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.
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.