Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionAlthough the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.

Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems

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How to Reduce Food Waste at Home?

The Environmental Blog

The amount of food that gets wasted or spoiled daily is enough to feed 20% of the world population say, experts. Food and water waste accounts for more than 10 million tonnes that end up in landfills in the UK. We can contribute to environmental protection by reducing food waste.

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Global Shipping Is Making False Impressions About Circumventing Pollution — Billions Spent On “Cheat Devices”

CleanTechnica

To attach pollutants to that ingenious reach is counter to intelligence and consciousness. Water goes everywhere. It reaches places and distances that other things can't with such flexibility and ingenuity.

Where does your waste plastic go? This guide can help businesses develop the details

GreenBiz

The Plastic Leak Project, created by Quantis in partnership with 35 organizations, takes a science-based approach to understanding plastic pollution in order to help companies reduce their waste flows. Circular Economy Plastic Waste

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Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From “Natural” Gas

CleanTechnica

Who knew there were not even laws on the books to address the hidden pollutants, and that there would be much information lacking about the truth of the acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and other new extraction technologies.

Understanding Particle Pollution and What You Can Do to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Pollution can have significant effects on air quality. The two main kinds of air pollution are ozone and particle contamination. You’ve probably heard people talking about ozone before, but you may be less familiar with particle pollution. What Is Particle Pollution?

Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events'

GreenBiz

This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December. Pollution Prevention

In Honolulu, An Ambitious Plastics Reduction Bill Is Moving Through City Council

CleanTechnica

Cleantech News Fossil Fuels Green Economy Health Media Policy & Politics Hawaii honolulu microplastics ocean pollution plastic waste zero-wasteBill 40, an ambitious plastics reduction bill, is moving swiftly through Honolulu City Council, with wide bi-partisan support.

From plastic producer to pollution fighter: Martyn Tickner on the dilemma facing the war on waste

Eco-Business

Reduce marine pollution or carbon emissions? That is the tough choice at the heart of the plastic crisis, argues Martyn Tickner, a petrochemicals veteran who recently joined an industry-funded alliance to combat plastic waste

Protector or polluter? The impact of Covid-19 on the movement to end plastic waste

Eco-Business

But how will the pandemic impact the movement against plastic waste Plastic has a key role in protecting frontline workers and citizens against Covid-19.

How to reduce plastic and other ocean pollution simultaneously

Eco-Business

Tackling the causes ocean pollution can have compounding effects. These seven solutions detail how to reduce plastic waste and other ocean pollution

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This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

GreenBiz

The momentum to stop plastic pollution continues to grow, so how do we channel it into real systems change? Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling Waste

The haunting reality of ocean plastics

GreenBiz

A new report highlights the lasting danger of pollution in our seas — but also the opportunity to remove and innovate with the resources that get dumped there. ocean plastic Oceans & Fisheries plastic Plastic Waste Pollution Prevention

The Sustainable Solution for Dog Waste Removal

The Environmental Blog

Some quick arithmetic tells us that we have a major waste problem, 24.7 When dog waste is left in the park or on the sidewalk, it is detrimental to the environment. It washes into the water supply, polluting rivers, streams, and other local waterways.

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Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

Envirotec Magazine

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and producing a range of high-performance bio-based materials and products. Reduce environmental plastic pollution levels.

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Study reveals "ugly sweaters" add to the plastic pollution problem

Inhabitat - Innovation

New research shows the waste generated by ugly holiday sweaters

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People Are Littering Used Coronavirus Masks In Hong Kong

CleanTechnica

This waste, according to environmental groups, is a threat to marine life and wildlife habitats. Climate Change Health coronavirus COVID-19 hong kong litter oceans Pollution used masksIn Hong Kong, people are littering discarded coronavirus masks in large volumes, according to Reuters.

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Despite Industry Lies & Bribes, Single-Use Plastics Are On The Wane

CleanTechnica

More companies are turning away from single-use plastics as public consciousness about plastic pollution increases. Consumer Technology Green Economy Milwaukee Brewers plastic bags plastic packaging plastics SC Johnson single-use plastic Tesco waste Wegmans

Is it possible to be zero-waste in a consumer world?

The Environmental Blog

As ecologists try to figure out different solutions to save our planet, one such solution, which has taken the world by a storm, is the zero-waste revolution. In contrast to waste management and recycling of waste products, zero-waste refers to waste prevention at all costs.

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Fast Fashion: the second biggest polluter on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Below he discusses the issue of water pollution in the fashion industry. Startlingly, the fashion industry is now the second largest generator of pollution on Earth after the oil industry, which is driven by the snowballing effect of ‘fast fashion’.

PAS 110 Complacency? Time to raise the bar, says organic waste firm

Envirotec Magazine

According to Gemidan, plastic, glass and metal still pollutes the soil – despite PAS 110. Gemidan also claim that long-awaited regulation on local authority food waste collection will dramatically increase the amount of feedstock available for AD operators. “It

How to Handle the Waste We Produce

Unsustainable

Waste Management: Why we should not only focus on zero waste, but also on how to handle the waste we do produce. Although some people may be intimidated by the zero waste movement and its restrictions, those of us without the ability to ‘go zero’ can also do their part.

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New Anellotech technology tackles plastics pollution by recycling plastic waste into chemicals

Eco-Business

Pearl River, NY, USA, 6 December 2019 - Sustainable technology company Anellotech is significantly expanding its program with Plas-TCatTM, a new process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals - which can then be used to make new, virgin plastics.

Choose the Dark Side to Discover Light: The Effects of Light Pollution and How to Reduce It

Unsustainable

Light Pollution: It’s critical that we all be aware of the negative effect of excessive light and what we can do to preserve the darkness of the night sky. What is Light Pollution? Wasted light also means excessive energy consumption and higher energy bills.

Take a stand and address single-use items and throwaway culture rather than just plastics, urges Zero Waste Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Ian Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland. Whether it is unwarranted packaging, unwanted food garnishes, straws in drinks or any other unexpected ‘extras’, Zero Waste Scotland is calling on consumers to let retailers and producers know the item is not wanted and to highlight it on social media.

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Medinas Health – Lowering Healthcare Costs by Reducing Wasteful Spending

Green Business Bureau

Medinas was founded in 2017 with a single goal – to lower healthcare costs by helping hospitals reduce wasteful spending, and by doing so, facing a nearly trillion-dollar challenge head-on.

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UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study. Landfill is clearly not an option for this amount of waste.

In the plastic-polluted Philippines, a children’s book seeks to make a difference

Eco-Business

With a children's book that tells the story of marine animals entangled in and choking on ocean plastic, Greenpeace wants to see plastic pollution taught in Philippine schools to encourage students to act on the country’s waste crisis

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The Ocean Cleanup reveals the Interceptor to remove plastic pollution from rivers

Inhabitat - Innovation

After recently announcing its first success at collecting plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, The Ocean Cleanup team is widening efforts by addressing the main entry point of litter — rivers

The Single-Use Plastic Dilemma — It’s Complicated

CleanTechnica

Plastic bag bans are the subject of discussion in state and local governments across America as people struggle with how to respond to the scourge of plastic waste.

15th International Conference on Monitoring, Modelling and Management of Water Pollution (Water Pollution 2020)

Eco-Business

Water Pollution 2020 is the 15th International Conference in the series of Monitoring, Modelling and Management of Water Pollution. This framework needs to be based on scientific results that relate pollutant discharge with changes in water quality.

Golden State bans hotel mini-toiletries in effort to minimize waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

To reduce the impact of plastic waste pollution, California banned hotel and lodging use and distribution of travel-size plastic toiletries. No longer will miniature personal care products like shampoos, conditioners and liquid bath soaps be part of the amenities package. The proliferation of single-use plastics has devastated the environment, overwhelming landfills.

Environment Agency sounds alarm over spike in pollution and illegal waste

Business Green

Last year saw a 27 per cent increase in serious pollution incidents and 12 per cent increase in illegal waste sites compared to the previous year, Agency finds

Coke, Nestlé and Pepsi top plastic polluter audit again as green groups slam recyclable packaging as 'false solution'

Eco-Business

Despite efforts from consumer goods giants to curb waste through recyclable packaging, activists says this will not solve the problem of marine plastic pollution

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Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

AGreenLiving

In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems.

Plastic waste-busting invention targets world's most polluted rivers

Business Green

New Ocean Cleanup Interceptors are capable of removing up to 100,000kgs of waste each day

Scotland bans plastic-stemmed cotton swabs in bid to combat plastic pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following backlash concerning plastic waste buildup in beaches and oceans, Scotland is now the first country in the United Kingdom to officially ban the manufacture, supply and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs

Space: The Final Frontier of Waste?

Clean Energy Trust

From a resource depletion perspective, orbital space can be thought of as an environment that is getting polluted by debris creation events. Source: European Space Agency The problem with this pollution is that not all debris is trackable. Space: The Final Frontier of Waste?

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Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

CleanTechnica

C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Jacobson united states US Waste Reduction wave devices Wind TurbinesThe Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C

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Why plastic-clogged Philippines must face up to dearth of waste disposal and recycling

Eco-Business

The debate on plastic pollution and single-use packaging rages on but more than finding alternatives to plastic, it is vital to address the lack of disposal facilities and stop plastic from leaking into the oceans

Liverpool waste collection to be powered by… waste

Business Green

City council’s waste operator is to deploy Mercedes-Benz trucks running on renewable biogas. Waste and recycling in Liverpool is to be collected by trucks running on renewable biogas, following a deal with auto giant Mercedes-Benz.

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E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics

AGreenLiving

… The post E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics appeared first on Earth911.com. Go here to see the original: E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics. Today, the average person owns three to four electronic devices.