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Rethinking waste

Green (Living) Review

Waste as resource not as recyclables by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We must begin, also at home and at work, to see “waste” not as something to be thrown away because there is no away and we must see “waste” as a resource for reuse and upcycling. reuse upcycling waste waste as resource

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Zero Waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Zero waste is a nice idea and concept but does it work as an individual action? fair number of people around the developed world are attempting a zero waste lifestyle and claim that they are having great success. The idea of zero waste may be all the rage right now but realistic it is not really.

Packaging Waste

Green (Living) Review

Waste of resources for starters and then, well, waste. And, to some extent this is still happening today. But so be it!

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Reuse: The stepchild of waste management (in our homes)

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For some peculiar reason, despite the fact that the 3Rs of waste management are “reduce, reuse, recycle” most people and even governments only seem to understand them as being “recycle, recycle, recycle” and reuse is, literally, being ignored like a poor stepchild or orphan. This is, obviously, incorrect.

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Be creative and reduce waste

Green (Living) Review

Starve your recycling bins and not just the trash can, I say, and make use of as much of the waste materials that you can. And why not?

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Are we missing the point with the “war on waste”?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Methinks that we certainly are for the point is not waste reduction and recycling but reduction of consumption and reuse.

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RecycleMatch launches an eBay-style market system for industrial waste

Green (Living) Review

Corporate zero-waste initiatives from Wal-Mart, IBM and others are compelling innovation in the waste and commodity recyclables markets, which combined represent nearly $90 billion in total market opportunity. Companies list materials free of charge on the site, with their brands and identities kept confidential.

UK ROADMAP TO ACHIEVE ZERO FOOD WASTE TO LANDFILL LAUNCHED

Green (Living) Review

Its ambition is to: Save the UK economy over £17bn a year by 2020 through the reduction of food wasted by households, businesses and the public sector.

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£30m food waste recycling facility to be built in Dagenham

Green (Living) Review

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has given planning consent to ReFood UK for its next major anaerobic digestion plant for food waste.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

Lee’s helping the fashion industry take a second look at how the current landscape of manufacturing fashion is resulting in towering landfills.

Industry response to The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan

Green (Living) Review

million tonnes of valuable nutrients returned to the earth each year and savings for the food manufacturing industry of up to £2bn.

Nature does not know waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is no waste in Nature. It is the way they keep the constant growth economy going.

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'Reduce waste, buy packaged' crusade looks to bust food waste myths

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A campaign to educate consumers about the role that packaging can play in reducing food waste launched apparently in later summer 2013 to counter negative public perception on the issue. But then, as said, they would make such claims as it is a body of the industry that gains from more packaging being used.

WMS Metal Industries Sorts Recyclables and Makes $ With Push of Button

Green Prophet

In 2012, one study found that residents in Abu Dhabi alone generate over 30,000 tons of waste per day. However, hope is on the horizon.

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The real R's of waste management

Green (Living) Review

Reducing waste to start with and then reuse (and repurposing) never gets a looking in and a mention. The most obvious is to reduce the waste that we produce; the other to reduce our consumption of things we do not really need. reuse repurposing waste management waste repurpose recyclingIt is not need but want.

Keeping the industrial economy and stopping climate change is an illusion

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) To think we can keep the industrial economy and stop climate change is an illusion. It would require a miracle.

Award-Winning Industrial Designer Creates Elegant Functional Erotic Art

Green Prophet

As an industrial designer, his specialty is medical devices, but his passions have always run a bit more personal. and why vibrators? Ofer Zick.

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

" ~ Jeremy Irons, actor; executive producer of Trashed Waste is something we make every day, but we rarely give it much thought.

Netafim Drip Irrigation Recognized by Stockholm Industry Water Award

Green Prophet

Drip irrigation technology is a key component of Israel’s agricultural success , and Netafim is one of the industry’s leaders.

GOVERNMENT MUST PREVENT WASTED OPPORTUNITIES

Green (Living) Review

The UK government''s ''zero waste'' economy objective is highly desirable but unrealistic. We need to push responsibility for waste up the supply chain and put a brake on waste by design. By looking at materials at the beginning of the production process, there is the potential to prevent waste by design.

Recycling waste as a resource

Green (Living) Review

Cardboard often has plastic wrap still attached to it and in other cases the paper or cardboard is in plastic sacks, see-through and not.

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Green (Living) Review

Sweden has cut its annual emissions of carbon dioxide by 23% since 1990 and already generates more than half of its electricity from renewable sources.

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Mountains of Toxic E-Waste in Pakistan are a Goldmine

Green Prophet

Thousands of tons of electronic waste are dumped in Pakistan each year, creating a hazard, and a mountain of opportunities for recyclers.

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Waste does not exists until we create it

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Waste does not exists until we create it. It can be done but all too often the political will is lacking.

'Reduce waste, buy packaged' crusade looks to bust food waste myths

Green (Living) Review

Packaged will not reduce food waste whatever the packaging industry may wish us all to believe simply because they have conducted a study.

Oil Industry Investigates Ormat Success Turning Waste Water into Energy

Green Prophet

Every barrel of oil co-produces 10 barrels of waste fluids hot enough to make energy. Oil and gas wells produce a lot of water.

Food waste

Green (Living) Review

But back to waste food and what to do about it, at home and elsewhere. food waste green living green living tips

Zero Waste Challenge: How to make changes in your daily life to reduce waste

Environmental News Network

According to the EPA, in 2013 our per capita municipal solid waste was down by a third of a pound to 4.4 Reaching zero waste won’t be easy.

Sainsbury’s puts all store waste to positive use

Green (Living) Review

Sainsbury’s has achieved its 20x20 sustainability target of putting all its store waste to positive use – and diverting it from landfill.

World wastes at least a billion tons of food a year

Green (Living) Review

billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year, which amounts to roughly one third of all the food produced for human consumption. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization commissioned a report on food loss and waste, as rising prices and diminished production worldwide have contributed to an increase in food insecurity.

The Music Industry's Battle Against Plastic Junk

Green (Living) Review

The 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, with roughly 90,000 attendees in Tennessee, produced more than 679 tons of waste over four days.

Europe heading for dismal fail on its zero waste policy on plastics

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The plastics industry is not going to achieve zero waste to landfill until 2037, which is a full 17 years later than its stated 2020 target. On a brighter note, the PlasticsEurope report notes that some overall progress has been made in capturing value from plastics waste. In EU-27, 4.8%

BiogenGreenfinch food waste plant gets green light in Hertfordshire

Green (Living) Review

We look forward to working with local food waste producers on this exciting project.”

Barriers to Solid Waste Recycling in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

There are significant barriers that hinder the wide application of reverse logistics in some industries of Saudi Arabia. Iran’s S.

Green Deeds: Don't Waste Food, Man (10 Tips)

Green Prophet

2008 WRAP Food Waste report stated that British consumers throw away up to 30% of their food; our poor management of food may be a contributing factor.

Quicargo puts empty trucks back in business

Green Prophet

Quicargo, the latest in startups making old inefficient worlds more sustainable, targets inefficiency in the global transportation industry.

Pheasant Stocking an Unfortunate Waste of Money

10,000 Birds

So, let companies hydrofrack for natural gas on state land, polluting ground water and putting a huge industrial footprint in the middle of what should be managed as habitat for native wildlife, and use what pittance the state receives in return in order to raise and release vast flocks of non-native birds that will be shot quickly? Asides

Israel’s Energy Industries Wins Power From Garbage Contract in Ghana

Green Prophet

More on Kyoto Protocol and creating energy from waste products: Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar of 2012? The same garbage.

Greenstone Revolutionizes Lebanese Building Industry One Green-Roof Villa at a Time

Green Prophet

This villa is part of a growing movement in Lebanon that is revolutionizing the green building industry. Aiming High. La Brocéliande.

Hazardous Waste Next Door: The Importance of the Definition of Solid Waste

Sierra Club Compass

This new rule was called "The Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW). The rule impacts management of 1.8 Coal Dirty Fuels Health