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Reducing my baggage in this world - Some of the effects of the zerowaste in my life

Lee esto en Español<p>To reduce my baggage in this world<p>It’s been a while since I decided that I want my life has got to be about enjoying my journey …

Minimalism

Almost half of the world's food thrown away, report finds

Figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers show as much as 2bn tonnes of food never makes it on to a plate<p>As much as half of all the food produced in the world – equivalent to 2bn tonnes – ends up as waste every year, engineers warned in a report published on Thursday.<p>The UK's Institution …

Super Bowl XLVI: Greening Efforts To Reduce Environmental Impact

A day dedicated to a leather ball being thrown around under bright lights in front of thousands of people munching snacks in oversized plastic containers, waving paraphernalia that may all ultimately end up in a landfill, is not a day one would associate with going green. But the people behind …

Rich Countries Trashing Up To Half Of All Food: Report

Even as nearly 1 billion people around the world go hungry, we're wasting a staggering amount of food.<p>People in developed countries throw away 30 to 50 percent of the food they purchase, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. In total, the researchers estimated, 1.2 …

How one company is transforming trash into clean energy

Trash is a big problem. From massive landfills to the pollution swirling in the ocean, there’s a waste issue on our planet — and humans are to blame …

Cars could soon be running on biofuels derived from wastewater

A water management company and a car manufacturer normally might not have much to say to each other, but in Spain, Aqualia and SEAT are teaming up to …

Sustainability

Transforming waste into fuel with Australian innovations, from tyres to sugar cane and agave

The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production<p>In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and …

Sugar Cane

How one company eliminated food waste: The ‘landfill can no longer be an option.’

Those carrot tops you’ve lopped off are not garbage. Your snapped-off green-bean stems are not scraps. They are what Thomas McQuillan, sustainability director for Baldor, a specialty foods and produce distributor, calls sparcs — “scraps” spelled backward and pronounced like “sparks.” And sparcs, …

Agriculture

Millions of discarded flip flops posing huge hazard to ocean life

<b>Watamu, Kenya (CNN) —</b> The shores of Watamu on the Kenyan coast should be pristine. They're not.<p>Downstream from an ecological disaster brewing a continent away, these placid waters are bearing the brunt of a foot-born problem: your flip flops.<p>The Japanese call them zoris. They're thongs in …

Pollution

Big Pharma's Industrial Pollution Goes Unchecked, Breeds Superbug Crisis

By Madlen Davies<p>Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world's major drug companies is fueling …

Microbiology

How EU legislation has affected the waste management in the UK

We are all well acquainted with the importance of waste management in our everyday life. Accumulated waste has many health and environmental risks …

Sustainability

How Waste Management Companies Operate Skip Hire in the Districts of London

Waste generation is a natural result of social and economic activities by businesses and consumers especially in London boroughs where construction …

What happens to the waste in skips?

Waste production is a global problem and there aren’t many effective solutions for it. Whether we look at the residential area or the commercial, …