Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

How To Raise Awareness for Food Waste?
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05·08·19
Food waste is a growing problem with increasing populations and issues through the value chain. It's estimated a staggering 32% of the food that we produce in the world goes to waste. We can all play a part to raise awareness, educate and improve the status quo.
Why we need to think about reducing food waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
05·03·19
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, stories, ideas, and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. In this edition, we’re looking at creative and innovative ways in which we can reduce our food waste. South Korea leads with inspiring food waste initiatives South Korea’s food waste […]
Why Is Food Waste A Problem Across the Globe?
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04·17·19
One third of food produced globally is waste. Thats a big issue. Heres why and some ideas to help reduce the food we waste around the globe and how small actions can also help the environment.
How To Reduce Plastic Waste - What We've Learnt.
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BY Brad Frankel ·
04·03·19
Brad Frankel at flogglebinder has travelled for 20 years to 50 countries. Here explores what he's learnt when it comes to plastic waste. "It doesn’t take long to realise the big problems. It’s not climate change, sea levels rising, hunger, poverty, inequality or plastic - its behaviour."
Can Plastic Straws Be Recycled? How To Dispose of Plastic Straws
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03·17·19
It is said that we get through a staggering 500 million straws a day in the US. These small plastic tubes of convenience pose a disproportionate impact on the environment due to their lightweight and the sheer volume that we get through. Unfortunately, they are not easily or always recycled. Knowing how to dispose of […]
Do We Really Need A Plastic Straw Ban?
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03·17·19
Plastic straws are becoming a no go area for diners across the world. This is good news There have been various steps across the world to ban plastic straws. Several US cities, most notably Seattle and Miami Beach have banned plastic straws. The biggest move so far has been the European Parliament voting for a complete ban […]
Plastic Straws Environmental Impact - Why Are Straws Bad?
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02·14·19
Plastic straws are almost always used only once before being disposed of. Further, they really are non-essential (we can drink soda without right?). Plastic straws are single-use, lightweight, and made from Polypropylene, a material which isn’t easily recycled and degrades slowly. As a result, the negative environmental impact of plastic straws is disproportionate compared to […]
History of Plastic Straws - How Did They Become So Popular?
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02·13·19
This brief history of plastic straws looks their early uses in ancient times through to the modern day. From ancient times used to drink beer from ancient gourds, through to their modern-day popularity, originally helping alleviate health concerns from sharing glasses in Americ's soda fountains. Right up to current times when it seems no takeaway […]
Boroume: The Ultimate Recycling Model Combating Malnutrition in Greece
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BY Alex Theodoridis ·
01·24·19
Boroume (“We Can”) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece by directly linking all kinds of food donors and food donations to local charities.
Ocean Plastic And Pirates: The Trouble With Wilderness
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·24·18
The issue of ocean plastics hit our TV screens with the BBC’s Blue Planet II, a national debate was sparked, and now public pressure is accelerating policy change. On the surface, this issue appears to be a product of our ultra-modern obsession with plastics, but in reality, the issue has a deeper, darker history. Ultimately, […]
FabLittleBag: The Fab Way to Fight Ocean Pollution
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BY Martha Silcott ·
08·24·18
FabLittleBag aims to reduce aquatic pollution by providing a feel-good alternative to flushing tampons and pads – with the help of a FabLittleBag! The mission is to a) help to keep used sanitary items out of the rivers, seas and off our beaches and b) to make sanitary disposal a feel good, confident experience. Also, […]
WasteShark: Plastic - Eating Drones
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BY Richard Hardiman ·
08·23·18
Richard Hardiman, the accidental environmentalist, speaks honestly about his entrepreneurial journey, discovering a passion for drones and plastic recycling he never dreamed of, and how the creative, entrepreneurial side lies in each of us- waiting to be unleashed. RanMarine Technology B.V. has just launched Waste Shark, their first product. These fully autonomous drones swim through the […]
Waste Free Oceans: Transforming Ocean Plastics
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·16·18
The Waste Free Oceans Foundation’s main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilising fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policymakers, Waste Free Oceans aims to reduce, recycle and ultimately reuse marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.
Plastic Whale: Turning Plastic into Adventures
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BY Marius Smit ·
08·10·18
Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world and they turn the collected plastics into stunning furniture. They aim to “create economic value from plastic waste, involving as many people as possible”. In the last year, they’ve launched a furniture range, have a fleet of ten design boats made from Amsterdam […]
Wet Wipes & Plastic: The Hidden Menace?
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BY Olivia Rosane ·
08·06·18
2018 has seen the United Kingdom join the fight against ocean plastics in a big way. On January 9th, the ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics went into effect, and in February the Queen herself entered the fray, banning plastic bottles and straws from Royal properties. But one enemy combatant has escaped this recent round […]
Will The ‘Latte Levy’ Actually Tackle Ocean Plastics?
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BY Brad Frankel ·
06·27·18
The ‘latte levy’– a new tax on disposable plastic cups- has hit the UK headlines this week. Brad Frankel gives his expert opinion as a marine conservationist and co-founder of Flooglebinder, a sustainable travel and education company.
Are Local Communities The Key To Tackling Plastic in the Ocean?
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BY Samanta Skrivere ·
06·26·18
Meet Sam from Ministry of Waste who tackles beach plastics in the Philippines and connects local communities to global leaders of sustainability and waste industry innovators to tackle the issue of plastic in the ocean. She speaks honestly on the power of local communities and how starting her project gave her life a deeper sense […]
Washed Ashore: Can Art and Education Change Attitudes on Plastic Waste?
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BY Angela Haseltine Pozzi ·
06·26·18
It takes someone special to see the world in a different light and encourage others to do the same, just like Washed Ashore’s vision and the phenomenonal talent of its founder,  Angela Haseltine Pozzi. Frank, one of the team, gives us an insider’s look to this team of artists, visionaries and public educators.
Keeping “The Camino” Clean: The Impact of Many Marked Footsteps on a Landscape
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04·21·18
Augusta Thomson, shares her perspective on sustainability and her research on the Camino de Santiago and how to keep the Camino clean. My research begs a larger question about our responsibility to the planet more generally. If we are all implicated in environmental degradation, how can we work together to think through wise, culturally-sensitive, and long-lasting […]
5 Ways To Tackle Ocean Plastics
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
01·12·18
As consumers, we all know plastics are everywhere. We've produced more plastic in the last 10 years than in the whole of the 20th century and 50% of the plastics we use, we use only just once. From the Arctic where the majority of UK plastics end up to the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone […]
Ministry Of Waste: Turning plastic waste into profit
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BY Samanta Skrivere ·
07·15·17
Ministry of Waste connects disadvantaged and polluted communities in Asia with waste industry innovators and global leaders of sustainability by creating a recycled ocean-bound and beach plastic supply chain through which stops litter before it enters the ocean. The uniqueness about Ministry of Waste is that they don’t rely on volunteers but allow local communities […]
The Great Bubble Barrier: Closing The Plastic Loop
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BY Francis Zoet ·
08·01·16
Great Bubble Barrier is a long tube placed on the riverbed with small holes through which air is pumped. This creates a vertical barrier of bubbles from the riverbed up to the surface. This barrier blocks plastic debris from floating downstream. By placing the barrier diagonally in the natural river flow we guide the waste […]
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