Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

18 Things That Can't Be Recycled and Why
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05·26·21
For the new recycling enthusiast, you may not imagine that anything is unrecyclable. However, a number of everyday items make it onto the list of things that can’t be recycled. The major reason for this is that recyclers can’t make new materials out of them. Or sometimes the item is too difficult to recycle and […]
What Not to Compost? (and What You Can)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·17·21
With the right resources and materials, composting at home has become a straightforward process. Compost is an important ingredient that you can add to the soil to aid plant growth, helping your plants and garden to flourish. Below we cover what you can and what not to compost. Waste such as food scraps and yard […]
Recycling; the good, the bad, and the ugly
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BY Sam Colyer ·
03·26·21
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas, and inspiration from across the world, demonstrating how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. This time we’re talking about recycling; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s talk trash It’s worth kicking off with some recycling facts from around the world. We love a good […]
20 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Waste (at home)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·19·21
Plastic bottles and bags are usually single-use items; people use and dispose of them without little or no thought of recycling. Plastics are rapidly expanding as a section of municipal solid waste. It is a fact that plastic is not great for the environment; therefore, reducing how much plastic we consume is necessary. In this […]
Amplified Medical Waste in the Times of Corona
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
02·19·21
While protecting lives and recovery of livelihoods are at the core of national and local policies and actions, proper management of waste stemming from this pandemic – such as the use of single-use disposable medical masks, gloves, containers-- is an essential civic service to minimize possible secondary impacts upon health and the environment.
Why is it Important to Recycle? Reasons to Recycle Plastic, Metal & More
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·13·20
Take a closer look at your trash can. Is everything in there really waste? It is most likely that you could still use much of what goes in your trash for purposes other than what you acquired them for. We can renew the life of some materials by recycling them. Recycling means converting waste into […]
Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What's the Difference?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·31·20
As we move towards a more environmentally aware society, we keep making efforts to introduce more eco-friendly products into the mainstream. One important factor we consider before classifying a product as eco-friendly is its material composition. When trying to understand biodegradable vs compostable - what's the difference?
Steps Towards Tackling Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
10·30·20
#TRVSTLOVES curates news, ideas and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish positive social impact. This time we’re taking a look at recent news around waste initiatives and startups looking to tackle the problem.
Recycling Plastic Waste into Ecoboats for Fishermen
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BY Ismael Essome Ebone ·
10·10·20
Describe Ecoboats for Fishermen - what makes your project unique? Madiba & Nature has launched its program to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilization around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017. The organization focuses its program around three major projects in order to have a significant impact […]
Food Waste Facts & Statistics
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09·12·20
Food waste may occur at any stage of the food supply chain, such as processing, retail, and consumption. It is, now more than ever, evident that food waste has become a global issue. Beyond the food product, we also waste resources such as fuel and water through the entire supply chain process. This wastage is […]
38 Plastic Pollution Facts & Statistics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·12·20
Fish and sea mammals, including whales and seagulls, suffer from complications every year due to plastic ingestion. Around the world, countries are imposing bans and tight restrictions on plastic use to curb this waste. Beyond ocean plastics, the plastic pollution facts show us the magnitude of this (growing) problem.
Recycling Facts & Statistics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·12·20
Where does our trash go after we empty it into a garbage truck? Some recycling facts (as we will see below) reveal that the bulk of our waste ends up in incinerators and water bodies such as rivers and oceans. The rest will likely end up buried hundreds of feet under the ground. We’re recycling, […]
What Happens to My Recycled Food Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
Many of us find comfort in the vague knowledge that somewhere out there, someone is recycling our waste. But have you ever asked, “what happens to my recycled food waste?” Food waste is a major issue. Each year, people around the globe throw away vast quantities of food.
11 Plastic Documentary Films to Watch
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
We often refer to the media as a reflection of society, or perhaps, our reality. These plastic documentaries to watch bring to the fore the aggressive global problem that is plastic pollution.
What Happens to Our Plastic Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·06·20
Plastic is not something that we can just use and then forget about. What happens to our plastic waste is a problem for our environment, on a scale which we cannot ignore. Plastic waste affects Earth's ecosystems and has a profound negative impact on the environment, wildlife and people.
Business Moves to Reduce Plastic Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
07·13·20
Plastic Free July encourages us to reduce our plastic waste. Businesses are stepping up too with some truly inspirational ideas.
Innovations Working to Reduce Ocean-Bound Plastics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·04·20
The current news and statistics about plastics in our ocean are, in a simple word, depressing. Innovations working to reduce ocean-bound plastics are just some of the stories that can give us hope for the future of our environment.
How Can We Reduce Packaging Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·01·20
Shopping bags, water bottles, food wraps, coffee cups… these are all daily use packaging that we use and dispose of without a second thought. The average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes. It’s only valuable to us long enough to hold our times from point of purchase to point of use or storage. […]
Giving Back to a Circular Economy
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BY Sam Colyer ·
06·29·20
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish positive social impact. A circular economy focuses on reducing waste at all stages of production, whilst also minimising environmental impacts. This month we’re looking at some great initiatives which encourage the reduce, reuse and recycle concept.
Community Recycling Projects
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06·19·20
Recycling community waste is a big step on the road to sustainability for your immediate environment. And making use of things that we might otherwise throw away can also help to enhance the lives of locals in a range of ways. There are several creative and imaginative methods in which community recycling projects can help […]
Vrikshit Foundation
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BY Shankar Singh ·
06·07·20
Vrikshit is a foundation founded by and made up of young people who want to see change in India. We are willing to strive to make India not only clean, but also green. Our ongoing efforts help to raise awareness about the sanitation gap that impacts so many people’s lives in India.
Plastic in Healthcare and Hospitals
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·03·20
Anyone trying to live sustainably will easily discover how challenging it can be to remove single-use plastics from their lives. That’s only in homes and the everyday workplace. Eliminating single-use plastic use in healthcare and hospitals is an even more challenging issue. 
Compost Food Waste Instead of Throwing It Away
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
One of the best things you can do to live in a greener and more eco-friendly way is to compost food waste instead of throwing it away. Composting is far easier than you may imagine. Even if you don't have a garden or any outside space at all, there are ways to compost food waste […]
How Many Plastic Bags are in the Ocean?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Globally, we use (a shocking) 5 trillion plastic bags each year. That is more than 700 a year for each individual on Earth and 160,000 every second! We use around 100 billion plastic bags each year in the US alone. How many of these plastic bags find their way into our Oceans?
Choose Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic Cutlery
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Single-use plastic cutlery is one more item to absolutely refuse while moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle. If you want to live more sustainably and ethically, then all single-use plastic has to go. We need to break our reliance on non-biodegradable fossil fuel products and transition to a low carbon society. Breaking our plastic addiction is […]
Best Plastic Free Chewing Gum - Choose Your Gum Wisely
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Every item we buy, including the tiny ones, have more impact than we realise. Unfortunately, many of these small purchasing decisions could come with negative consequences. Chewing gum is one decision that could hurt people and the planet. Thankfully today you can choose plastic free chewing gum. 
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