The company Footprint is on a mission to end single-use plastics. Packaging in grocery stores and restaurants accounts for a large percentage of plastics that end up polluting our environment and oceans. Footprint produces packaging for a wide variety of items in grocery stores and cafes that are plastic free
Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil was able to green their operation in a creative way that engaged employees, held producers accountable, and saved unnecessary waste from entering the waste stream. In 2012, the hospital realized that SMS blue wraps used to pack surgical boxes were creating a lot
An energy company from Denmark has recently been named the most sustainable company in the world by Forbes magazine. The list includes companies from a broad range of industries from manufacturing to technology. Orsted tops the list due to their aggressive agenda to become the first carbon neutral and fossil
According to Biomedical Waste Solutions, hospital beds produce an average of 33Lbs of medical waste per staffed bed each day. In the United States, this amounts to around 5.9 million tons annually. All of this waste must be disposed of properly for reasons of public health and environmental pollution. Currently
Imperfect Produce is an online food delivery service that fights food waste. The platform sells food that typical grocery stores refuse due to odd shapes and sizes. Normally this food would be simply wasted, along with all of the resources and hard work that went in to growing it. Imperfect
A recent study published by Plos One has found that the world is wasting a lot more food than previously thought. Previous estimates from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have shown an average per capita waste of 214 calories per day. The new findings show 527 calories per
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Scientists at Rice University in Houston TX have found a way to create Graphene by using waste. The process, named flash graphene, works by heating carbon-containing materials to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat this intense creates graphene in 10 milliseconds. This graphene can then be used in a wide range of
A new startup, Qube, is setting out to change the way we build our cities on a foundational level. Abhishek Banerjee developed a way to make bricks out of plastic waste. The India based company began when Banerjee toured a traditional brick kiln and was shocked at the level of
“According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy needed to make new ones from raw materials.” Washington Post. Leave your comments below, or sign up to our upcoming brand new Newsletter! Source: Five myths about recycling www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-recycling/2018/04/20/9971de66-43e6-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html Roxane Bernard.
Compost is beginning to expand throughout the Midwest. Compost has widely been used by avid gardeners as a natural fertilizer but has been gaining popularity in the past few decades for the average American. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Many cities
Plastic Pollution continues to be a problem around the world. According to Ocean Conservancy, around 8 million metric tons of plastic goes into the world’s oceans each year. In addition, around 40% of the plastic produced is only used once before it is discarded. The world continues to not act
Recycling is difficult for many Americans to think about. Americans lives are fast-paced and time management is highly valued in our society. Time is money, and recycling doesn’t necessarily give us either time or money. Due to this reality, we often don’t spend the time to recycle properly. It’s confusing
Malaysia is another country in Asia to reject plastic waste from the west. As a result of China’s decision to stop accepting plastic waste from the United States and others, 7 Million tons per year have been interrupted. In the midst of confusion and market failure, waste was illegally shipped
The recycling industry is going through changes. China made the decision in 2018 to no longer accept recyclables that are deemed contaminated. This resulted in much of the world’s recycling no longer being accepted. As a result, China has imported 99 percent less plastics since 2018. The void that has