Wouldn’t it be great if all our products came in reusable packages so that once we were finished with them they could be returned and refilled? It would stop all our packaging waste from ending up in landfills or incinerators. Well this is exactly what TerraCycle has dreamed up with their reusable packaging program called … Continue reading “Creating a Circular Economy with TerraCycle’s Loop: Modern Day Milkman”
I feel like I can’t escape the topic of plastic. I’m sure you also feel that way too with how often we see and use plastic products. It unsurprisingly makes up a substantial amount of our waste at 12.2%, about the same amount of our waste by weight of yard waste. However, despite how much … Continue reading “A World Without Plastic: Heaven or Hell”
When we are looking at any issue, it is incredibly important that we look at both sides of the issue. My last blog covered the background of major legislation being considered such as the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (BFFPPA) and the Recycle Act. It also covered many of the positives of these legislative … Continue reading “The Rise in Waste Legislation: Part 2”
It seems like I am constantly hearing of new legislation regarding plastic and single use packaging. A lot of the ideas coming out are made with the best of intentions, but I believe we still have some kinks to work out before these are put into law across the country. However, I think it’s important … Continue reading “The Rise in Waste Legislation: Part 1”
Everybody is familiar with the idea of recycling and landfills. Most of us just assume that whatever we put in our garbage can ends up in a landfill. However, you might be surprised to learn that over 10% of our waste is incinerated for energy production. Often referred to as Waste-To-Energy (WTE) it can be … Continue reading “One Way to Handle Trash: Burn It.”
Taking one look in your trashcan it’s easy to see that we need to be responsible with the disposal of our waste. That’s precisely why I’ve been so hyper focused on this aspect of our waste. But there is an important step that comes before any of this: the purchase. There is a very simple … Continue reading “I Found the Solution to Reducing All of Our Waste!”
While working on this project of a blog, I’ve spent a lot of time focusing just on the waste that we ourselves put into the trash or recycling bin. We see it every day, how could we not notice it. On top of what we see getting tossed, we’ve all probably seen the accumulation of … Continue reading “The Majority of Your Trash isn’t Disposed of by You”
The reality is that we live in a capitalistic world. And by that, I mean money is the center of it all. Whether we like it or not, money ends up being the catalyst that gets things done and allows change to happen. It’s how businesses and individuals alike make decisions. It’s how people decide … Continue reading “Being Objective in a Financially Driven World”
One of the things as a society that seems incredibly wasteful to me is the amount of food we discard. I’m not the only one that feels this way; there are countless experts that will be able to go on and on about how severe our food waste issue is. This is glaringly obvious when … Continue reading “Food Waste: Don’t Spoil the Bunch”
Here in America, you can’t understand our waste structure without a fundamental understanding of our landfill system. According to the EPA, almost exactly half of all our waste ends up in a landfill, or 146 million tons of the 292 million tons of municipal solid waste produced annually. So clearly this is not something to … Continue reading “Dig Deep Into How Landfills Work”
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