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Waste & Recycling

What Are Ecobricks? Turning Plastic Waste Into Bricks
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·08·23
Manufacturing ecobricks maintains a basic principle: get all the plastic you can't reuse or recycle locally and put it together with the maximum packing power into PET bottles. This article explores the resources and steps required to create an ecobrick. It also explores the benefits and disadvantages of ecobricks to the environment.
How To Dispose of Lighters Correctly and Safely
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·08·23
Got a used-up lighter lying around? Don't just toss it in the trash! It's easy to overlook the potential harm that lighters and lighter fluids can cause us and the environment. Here's your guide on how to dispose of lighters, keeping you and the environment safe.
What Are Nurdles? And Why They Are A Big Problem
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·01·23
We face global plastic pollution, with microplastics at the forefront of our pollution problems. Have you ever wondered what manufacturers use to produce larger plastic items? They use microplastics known as nurdles. We explore the source of these tiny plastic pallets, impacts, and potential solutions for a cleaner future.
International Compost Awareness Week: Keeping Our Soil Rich and Healthy
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BY Mike Gomez ·
05·01·23
Explore International Compost Awareness Week, its origins, and the challenges it addresses. Learn notable facts about composting and explore global initiatives promoting this sustainable practice. Find out how you can actively participate and support composting for a healthy planet.
Zero Waste Meal Prep - 13 Tips For Low Waste Meal Plans
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·23·23
Do you know that roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide goes to waste? When food goes to waste, energy, resources, and money also go to waste. You can reduce food waste through what is called zero-waste meal planning. Here's 13 tips to enjoy healthy meals with zero-waste meal planning and save money and time.
Food Rescue - Definition and 7 Food Rescue Organizations
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·05·23
Food rescue is an initiative that saves perfectly good food labeled as waste. Food rescue programs are designed to deploy various food reuse strategies to distribute food waste for consumption or a more productive end than simply ending up in the trash. This articles defines food rescue and highlights some of the organizations that redistribute […]
What Is Closed-Loop Recycling?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
03·07·23
Reducing waste has become a crucial goal for society. While controlling the production of goods may prove difficult, effective waste management and recycling techniques can play a significant role in achieving this objective. This article explores the concepts of closed-loop and open-loop recycling, focusing on the former's process and benefits.
Can You Recycle Glass? All About Glass Recycling
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·21·23
Recycling facilities recycle glass waste, melting it to create new products. However, whereas glass is commonly recycled, some glass items are not recyclable. This article explores everything you need to know about glass recycling, types of glass you can recycle, and those you can't, environmental impacts and ideas for reuse.
History of Zero Waste, From Its Beginnings to Modern Day
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·15·23
Zero waste has an interesting history, and it’s not just the recent past. The zero waste concept refers to strategies and principles that prevent waste creation and conserve raw materials through sustainable production and consumption. If you are curious about how the zero waste movement began, we trace its origin in this article.
Why Do People Not Recycle?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·13·23
It’s no secret that some people don’t recycle. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the recycling rate in the U.S. is 32%. Globally, we only recycle 9% of our plastic waste. There are various reasons why people don’t recycle. We examine why people do not recycle and how we can build zero-waste, high-recycling […]
Which Countries Are Best In Low-Zero Waste Management?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·13·23
It's the responsibility of countries worldwide to manage their waste appropriately. Here are some countries that are working towards maintaining zero-waste practices by focusing on zero-waste resource management and other policies, and some of the better examples of improving recycling rates.
Is Cellophane Recyclable? And Compostable?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·07·23
With the increasing awareness of our environmental impact, many people are looking for ways to reduce waste and recycle more materials. One material that often comes up in conversation is cellophane, with many asking whether or not it is possible to recycle cellophane. The answer may surprise you...
What Would Happen if Everyone Stopped Recycling?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·06·23
Recycling is an integral part of helping to protect the environment and reduce waste. But what would happen if people stopped recycling? The consequences could be dire, as the resources on our planet are already stretched thin due to overconsumption and population growth.
Which Countries Buy Garbage? - The Global Waste Trade
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·05·23
The world produces so much waste because of the industrialization of societies and economies at large. The global waste trade moves a lot more of our trash around the world than you might think - which countries buy garbage? And we explore the trade in global waste.
Ideas to Reduce Christmas Food Waste This Holiday Season
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
12·06·22
Christmas is a time for fun, family, and food. But what happens to all the food that's left over after the holiday? In the UK, households will throw out about half of the food they bought for Christmas and New Year's celebrations. That's a lot of uneaten food! Christmas food waste not only costs money […]
Can You Recycle or Compost Paper Towels?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·24·22
For many of us, paper towels are a staple item. We stash them around our home for wiping dirty surfaces, liquid spills, and much more. But where do these paper products end up after use? Can we recycle paper towels?
What To Do With Old Tupperware & Plastic Food Containers
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·23·22
Tupperware has become synonymous with plastic food containers. After its introduction in the 1940s, tupperware parties became a thing, and many households quickly adopted tupperware as a kitchen staple. As a result, many homes have at least a set of tupperware over five years old. This article explores how to repurpose and recycle your old […]
World Food Day: A Journey Towards a Hunger-Free World
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BY Chinny Verana ·
10·16·22
Celebrate World Food Day by understanding its history, importance, and the challenges it addresses. Discover crucial facts and explore various initiatives combating this issue. Learn how you can make a difference by supporting this worthy cause. Together, we can work towards a world with zero hunger.
Are Trash Bags Recyclable?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·10·22
While we try to avoid plastic packaging in our sustainability journey, we can easily forget about the trash bags we use to put waste in our trash bins. Most homes use the ubiquitous plastic garbage bag to store all of our leftovers before they are collected and taken away, out of sight, out of mind. […]
How To Conduct a Waste Audit for Your Business
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·08·22
Do you know that taking out the trash could be costing your business money? From the disposal of food scraps to pharmaceutical waste, glass, and organic waste, your company's daily operations produce waste. For effective waste management and waste reduction, you need to get data. Here we look at what waste audits are, why and […]
World Clean Up Day: Toward Responsible Consumption
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BY Mike Gomez ·
09·17·22
Explore World Clean Up Day and understand the remarkable efforts for proper waste disposal worldwide. Do your part in making our planet cleaner and healthier.
How To Preserve Food At Home, Methods, Guidance, And Tips
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·09·22
When you know how to preserve food at home, you can eliminate food waste in your home, reduce your carbon footprint and help conserve agricultural resources. The goal of preserving food is not just to prevent spoilage but also to maintain its nutritional value and tastiness.
Can You Recycle Coffee Bags?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·19·22
Billions of coffee lovers enjoy a steaming cup of coffee every single day. Their coffee beans and grounds come in different types of packaging. If your favorite coffee brand comes in a bag, you might find recycling it a little more challenging than other types of packaging. Can you recycle coffee bags at all?
Environmental Impact of Microplastics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·13·22
Plastic pollution is a global environmental problem. Whereas most of us are conscious of plastic bags and other single-use plastics, microplastics pose a less obvious form of plastic pollution. However, microplastics are everywhere, in our drinking water, air, and the food we consume. We explore the environmental impacts of microplastics.
Interview: Angela Haseltine Pozzi, CEO & Artist, ReUPit: Less Waste. More Art.
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
07·22·22
Selva Ozelli interviews Angela Haseltine Pozzi about her new project, ReUPit - Art to Save the Earth. Featuring some of her latest work and upcoming large installations Angela shares her experiences of using art to gain awareness of plastic pollution and its link to climate change,
#TRVSTLOVES - Answers To The Plastic Crisis
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BY Sam Colyer ·
06·28·22
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas, and inspiration from worldwide that demonstrate how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. This time we’re looking at how the discovery of a new enzyme might be the answer to the plastic crisis, how we got ourselves in such difficulties in the first place, and why […]
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