Tag: plastic waste

  • Oregon Combines Energy Production with Honey

    by levent

    It’s rare that we write about solar farms without somebody complaining about the loss of agricultural land or natural habitat. But a growing number of solar installations are seeking to combine energy production with natural ecosystem enhancement and/or food production. Now Fast Company has a cool profile of Eagle Point ‘solar apiary’ in Oregon, which […]

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  • Are “Bull**** Jobs” Harming the Environment?!

    by levent

    A few years ago, someone snuck into the London Underground and plastered several hundred guerilla posters over ads. The posters read things like “Huge swathes of people spend their days performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed … It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs for […]

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  • The Sticker You Don’t Want to See on Your Recycling Bin

    by levent

    Council officials will search through residents’ rubbish and shame lazy recyclers with a garish sticker on their wheelie bins, under a new WA government waste program. The stickers, of yellow, green or red hands pointing downwards, may be placed on the bins of people who sort waste into the wrong bins. Launched on Thursday, the […]

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  • Households Who Fail to Recycle to be Charged!

    by levent

    Households who fail to recycle properly could soon be hit with a fee by their local council in a bid to reduce landfill waste The plans, reported by BusinessWaste.co.uk, would see local authorities charge individuals whose households incorrectly put recyclables into general waste bins, causing a bigger strain on landfill sites. Despite huge increases in […]

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  • Is Recycling Just a Novelty?!

    by levent

    Nothing in life is easy. It may seem like something is, but I believe that is just because we’ve been doing whatever it is for a long time. “It’s as easy as riding a bike,” is one of my favorites, for I distinctly remember it not being even the slightest bit easy when my dad […]

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  • 10 Things You Should NOT Recycle

    by levent

    Around 90% of American households recycle these days, which is a great thing. There’s just one little thing that needs work. Well, one little thing in addition to getting that number up another ten points. Many of us are tossing things into our recycling bins that we shouldn’t. That’s a big problem because a few […]

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  • How You Can Help the Environment

    by levent

    Taking care of one of our own is the core of human nature, so helping our mother earth shouldn’t be that much of a stretch. We all know and continuously hear how the environment is degrading day by day, yet we do nothing to sustain our resources. Though the large-scale companies play a significant role […]

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  • Yale’s Campus Wide Take on Energy and Environment

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    The Environmental Humanities Initiative — a one-year-old university-wide collaboration that spans myriad disciplines and connects two historic strengths of the university, humanities and environmental studies — has had a “ripple effect” across campus. The initiative aims to deepen understanding of how nature and culture are interconnected, says its lead faculty coordinator, Paul Sabin, professor of […]

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  • Global Plan to Eliminate Plastic Bottle Waste

    by levent

    Global soft drink companies have made their biggest commitment yet to eliminating the use of throwaway plastic bottles, in an action plan presented to parliament. In a report sponsored by the likes of Danone, Suntory and Nestlé, the companies give unequivocal backing to a government-implemented deposit and return scheme. Their ambition is for zero plastic […]

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