Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

How Can We Convert Food Waste to Energy?
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02·09·20
So much of the food that we produce or consume goes to waste. In fact, 1.3 billion tons of food goes to waste each year and much of that will go to landfill. As a result, this food waste breaks down and produces methane and methane is far more damaging to our environment than CO2. […]
7 Food Sustainability & Urban Agriculture Projects
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·09·20
Many of us now share the goal to live more sustainably. Through the food choices we make, we can reduce our individual impact on our planet. Here we take a look at 7 food sustainability projects and how they show the way towards a more sustainable future.
The Rise of Communities Going Plastic Free
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·31·20
Our entire environment is facing a number of significant challenges. With growing awareness and a growing consumer backlash to single-use plastic, we’re starting to see whole communities going plastic-free. People are coming together to do their bit, mobilising and making changes where they live. In doing so showing that whole communities can in fact go plastic-free. 
8 Benefits of Eco-Friendly Plastic
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01·31·20
As useful as it might be, plastic is a bit of a menace when it comes to our environment. This handy material has been used in manufacturing for decades. It provides us with so many solutions yet is traditional plastic soon to be a thing of the past? And what are the benefits of eco-friendly […]
4 Compelling Reasons to Recycle Food Waste
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·30·20
Across the developed world a great deal of us takes our food supply for granted. We have ample choice, supermarkets shelves are stocked full and a simple click later we’ll receive whatever our budget can afford delivered to our homes the next day. Given that we all will recognise at some point food needlessly going […]
12 Reasons to Buy Local Food
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01·26·20
Supermarkets offer variety and more importantly, convenience. However, this does not necessarily make supermarkets the right choice. With growing numbers of local producers and retailers, there are many reasons to buy local food. From fruits and vegetables to meat and dairy, local produce offers us something different to the products we can buy in a […]
Advantages and Disadvantages of Glass Milk Bottles - A Come Back?
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01·25·20
Many of us will still remember the days when we used to be able to purchase milk in glass bottles. In fact, that sound of the milk cart powering up the street and the clinking of bottles is synonymous with bygone decades. However, times have changed and plastic is now the preferred way to store […]
Banning Single Use Plastic Bags - Ban the Bag
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01·23·20
As consumers, for decades we could shop and rely on plastic bags. Even when purchasing single items, we would happily walk out of the shop carrying them in a plastic bag. Many people then chose to use these plastic bags to collect rubbish around the home or re-use them for everything from carrying school lunches […]
Waste Quotes
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01·06·20
As the human population and overconsumption grow, the waste we produce becomes harder to get rid of. With adequate waste management, we tend to think that waste does not affect us. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Many influential individuals and activists are lending their voices to raise awareness of waste recycling. From powerful […]
Recycling Quotes
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01·06·20
Waste recycling is one of the well-known initiatives for combating overflowing landfills and polluted water bodies. However, it’s evident, now more than ever, that we are not doing enough. Many influential voices have spoken up about the dangers of not recycling. They include household names like Emily Deschanel and Rachel Boston, along with behind-the-scenes activists […]
Food Waste Quotes
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01·06·20
World hunger is on the rise, despite the work of people and organizations (such as the UN and World Bank) to tackle this problem. The global spend to make worldwide access to food possible reaches into billions of dollars. By looking at this problem, one could easily assume that there’s a shortage of food. But […]
33 Plastic Pollution Quotes Provoking Action and Awareness
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01·06·20
Plastics have overtaken our lands and water bodies. When researchers invented plastics in the 19th century, manufacturers immediately embraced this product as the next economic gold. Plastics made everything cheaper to produce… and dispose. Today, they’ve become a poison to our environment and we cannot get rid of them.  It is important to create awareness on […]
How to go Plastic Free in the Bathroom
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12·17·19
Humans are creatures of habit as they say and this is true for the way in which we use plastic in the bathroom. If we stop and take a look around, the bathroom is littered with plastic packaging and items. From shower gels housed in single-use plastic to cotton buds and toothbrushes, not forgetting the […]
Run a Local Beach Cleanup Event
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12·16·19
From newspapers to a multitude of social impact posts, it is almost impossible to avoid reports on plastic waste. What’s more, many of these reports relate to plastic waste that litters our beaches. Today, and thankfully, concerned citizens are grouping together to do their bit. From individuals or small groups through to large global beach […]
The Effect of Plastic Waste on Marine Life
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12·08·19
Today, we commonly use a range of plastic products in everyday life. Due to their lightweight and durable qualities we find plastics in a host of different products. Unfortunately, plastic ends up in the marine environment after having been discarded. When you take the time to walk along just about any beach, you can find […]
Plastic Waste Free Schools
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11·19·19
For years we have been increasing our plastic consumption and in turn, the amount that gets disposed of. Sadly incorrectly disposed of plastic can now be found throughout much or our natural environment. Even despite increases in awareness and recycling, We are now at the point where trillions of pieces of plastic are in our […]
The Life Cycle of Plastic.
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11·14·19
We all know what plastic is and we all use it. There is no getting away from this man-made material. In many ways we have become reliant on plastic, for our packaging, to store food, through to toys, plastic chairs and dozens of more applications. However, as environmental concerns grow its useful to take a […]
Different Types Of Plastic Waste. What Types of Plastic Can we Recycle?
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10·30·19
Around the world, we use a colossal amount of plastic each day. Incorrectly disposed of plastic can collect in the Ocean where it can cause harm to marine life as they either ingest or become entangled in our waste. As awareness of this problem grows it can be helpful to understand the many different types […]
Say No To Plastic Bottles
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10·10·19
Plastic bottles offer us a simple and convenient solution that allows us to drink on the move and store many other types of liquids. However, over the decades, our reliance on plastic bottles has contributed to a global problem with plastic waste. Much of it down to growing demand, the single-use nature of much of […]
Difference Between Degradable and Biodegradable Plastic Bags
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09·26·19
Around 10 per cent of the plastic that we produce ends up in our oceans. However, science and innovation now present us with the choice to replace standard plastic bags with either degradable or biodegradable variants. Hence, let's take a look a look at what the difference is between degradable and biodegradable plastic bags? And […]
Plastic Straws Infographic The Last Straw - Calling Time on Plastic Straws
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08·10·19
Plastic straws get a bad rap. These ever-present modern-day tools serve a simple function, helping us suck our drinks down without putting cups to our mouths. Arguably totally un-essential (except those that may require them due to physical limitations) we use them once and throw them away. But times are changing. Companies are choosing to […]
Take The 30 Days Zero Food Waste Challenge
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·05·19
How much food do you throw out each day? Several studies have concluded that the largest amount of food waste occurs in households. Data shows that in the U.K., households generate up to 7.1 million tonnes of wasted food per year. In the U.S., a single individual could generate up to 219 pounds of wasted […]
9 Food Waste Tips to Reduce Waste
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·06·19
Estimates suggest that one-third of the food produced globally goes to waste. With food waste as a growing worldwide issue in mind, here are some tips to waste less food. Whether for great taste, nutritional value and healthy eating, or both, we all have our reasons for the type of food we consume. Once we’ve […]
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