Thomas Miller

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Hong Kong’s shameful recycling efforts: the numbers don’t lie

A lot of the government’s claims about recycling would seem to be a sham. Those barges full of waste paper that the mainland doesn’t want any more …

Why Don't We Throw Trash In Volcanoes?

Waste management companies are only able to recycle or compost about a third of the 254 million tons of trash produced in America each year, so …

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Exclusive: New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment<p>We are living on a plastic planet. What does that mean for our health?<p>Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, …

Keeping Trash Alive in Karachi

Fifty years ago the water creek in Ibrahim Hyderi in Karachi was so clear that one could see the fish, but today it is so lethally polluted that fish …

Elephants sift through rubbish mound with used sanitary towels to find food

<b>Heartbreaking images have emerged of an elephant sifting through mounds of rubbish including plastic bags and used sanitary towels to find something</b> …

The U.S. Has The Highest Rate Of Plastic-Contaminated Tap Water In The World

According to a new study, we're drinking water filled with plastic fibers every day.<p>We already know that our oceans are becoming dangerously …

'Our landfills are doubling in volume': Costs to remove Hurricane Harvey's trash pile could reach staggering levels

Officials insist they can manage two large cleanups at once. Throughout the weekend, disaster specialist AshBritt Inc, DRC Emergency Services and waste haulers, including Waste Management and municipal crews brought to Houston, were carting Harvey's rubble to dozens of Texas landfills.<p>Texas …

Extreme Weather

How supermarkets use particle physics to save thousands of tonnes of food waste

Supermarkets are using particle physics developed for the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator – the Large Hadron Collider – in …

Plastic kills – let's stop treating it like a normal part of modern life

British seafood eaters may ingest more than 10,000 pieces of plastic each year.<p>A lot has changed since I first set up shop on the King’s Road more …

Where does ocean plastic come from?

<b>There are three main sources.</b><p>The world’s oceans are drowning in plastic. A dire prediction from the Dame Ellen MacArthur Foundation says there will …

Do Biodegradable Items Really Break Down in Landfills?

Most landfills are too tightly packed to work well<p>Organic materials “biodegrade” when they are broken down by other living organisms (such as fungi, …

Plastic in Kenya: From the dump to the stomach

The ban on plastic bags in Kenya has come into force. At the country's largest landfill, one can see how plastic waste can unintentionally make its …

Sustainability

Zero Waste Advocate Fits Entire Year’s Worth of Trash Into One Mason Jar

Could you fit an entire year’s worth of trash into a Mason jar? Blogger Kathryn Kellogg can, and she’s using her website, Going Zero Waste, to help …

The world's population buys one million plastic bottles every single minute

We’re drowning in plastic bottles. New statistics released by The Guardian reveal that humans purchase one million plastic bottles every minute – and …

Waste crime: the multi-million pound swindle

In Britain and other developed countries, disposing of unwanted things is taken for granted. There is (lots of) legislation in place to ensure waste …

Pollution

Wait, we toss out how many plastic utensils every year?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Whether for stabbing salads at our desks or slurping up late-night Thai, plastic …

Sustainability

10 Things You Love That Are Bad For The Environment

Sorry to burst your self-congratulatory bubble, but you’re not a sustainability expert because you participated in Earth Hour once and sometimes …

Sustainability

Wearable Glasses Are Back in Fashion

Over the last year, I’ve noticed a renewed interest in wearable glasses. Sure there’s plenty of mask-like goggles on the market for game playing, but …

DevOps