Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

Instead of actually reducing waste, especially, though not restricted to, plastic waste, and secondly building our own facilities for recycling the countries are, yet again, looking for places with lower environmental standards to where to dump the waste rather than doing the other.

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The wasteful toilet flush

Green (Living) Review

billion US-gallons of clean drinking water going down the drain, literally wasted. If you have a garden then you do not want to waste this fantastic source of nitrogen, phosphorus, etc.

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Food waste

Green (Living) Review

but very little is actually being done to prevent food waste. People are being urged to waste less food – common sense really but then common sense is not all that common and somewhat of a misnomer – but much of the waste happens before it ever reaches the consumer.

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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. So-called recycling, which best should be referred to as “downcycling”, does not cut it, to be very honest, and we must seriously rethink how we handle and what we do with the waste that we generate, and we generate far too much of it.

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Packaging Waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The greatest scourge, as far as waste is concerned and the amount of it, is packaging waste and much of it, because of the way that it is made – the packaging, not the waste – is also not recyclable.

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Aldi unveils measures to slash plastics waste

Green (Living) Review

In place of carrier bags, the UK's fastest growing supermarket will offer customers bags for life as reusable 9p bags made from back-of-store plastic waste. In support of this aim, Aldi has signed up to a new cross-sector initiative from WRAP aimed at tackling plastic waste.

Zero Waste – is it possible?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Zero Waste is a concept that is very much like the idea of sustainable consumption in that it is not feasible regardless of what some people preach. Only Nature knows no real waste as in Nature everything is recycled, truly recycled, in one way or the other.

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Zero waste myths: should we really be avoiding plastic?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) First of all it also must be said that “zero waste” is a myth itself. There is no such thing as “zero waste”. True, paper bags can decompose, but it is not exactly zero waste to use so much energy producing something that is not designed to last.

Be creative and reduce waste

Green (Living) Review

There are many things that are considered waste and waste products by the majority and the powers-that-be that, in fact, can become the resources for making things we want and need ourselves, or as gifts for family and friends.

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Rethinking waste: Transforming problems into solutions

Green (Living) Review

There's an argument to be made that the only time something is actually waste is if we don't know how to put it to work, and that by making an effort to recognize so-called waste items as really being resources, we can improve our lives, our homes and communities, and perhaps our entire world.

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Waste, in this case, food waste

Green (Living) Review

food waste green living by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This photo was sent to the Austrian broadcast station ORF heute konkret by a viewer and shows a dumpster outside of a branch of a well-known supermarket chain in Vienna after the shop had closed in late July 2014.

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Campaign against food waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A “Bread Happy Hour” against food waste? From September 25 to October 6 will the department for consumer protection of the Berlin Senate mobilize against food waste. food waste wasted food foodshare food

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Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

Living Green & Saving Energy

With waste management being one of the prime steps of the recycling process, it is evident that each and every part of your waste is segregated and sent for recycling. The most hazardous waste material to reach a landfill is electronic waste (E-waste).

Going Zero Waste

Green (Living) Review

Claire, Emmanuel, Matthias, Elsa and Jade generate eleven pounds of waste per head each year. As the Poiriers switched to local and organic produce, their community imposed a new tax designed to reduce household waste. This got us thinking about the waste we generate.”

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How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Green (Living) Review

The takeaway: We waste a lot of extra food (and money) simply because we don’t shop often enough. As big of a problem as it is, food waste rarely makes the news. Simply put: We’re throwing away more in food waste than we are saving by buying in bulk. bulk buying food waste

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Waste Incineration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Greentumble

Quick Navigation for Pros and Cons of Waste Incineration. Municipal solid waste incineration process. High-temperature, mass-scale incineration produces ash, flue gases, and heat, and at the end of the burning cycle the total mass of solid waste left behind will be dramatically reduced.

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Food waste kerbside recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Aside from the fact that food waste must be reduced any waste of food that does occur should, obviously, be recycled to bio-methane and compost. Food waste may not travel as far as that it is ONLY shipped to mainland Europe to be made into methane.

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Come@Me: Bird Photography is a Fantastic Waste of Time

10,000 Birds

What a waste. So whether you’re shallow or altruistic the message is the same – don’t waste your bird photos, share them. **. Birders are fairly easy to spot. Many wear awful clothes, variations of beige and khaki with legs that can be zipped off to make uglier shorts.

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Zero Waste Household Guide: 12 First Steps

Green (Living) Review

Welcome to 12 First Steps from the Trash Backwards Zero Waste Household Guide. Today we’ll share some basics that address household waste in general; future installments will cover a typical home, room-by-room. Moving to a lower waste life is an ongoing process – There is a lot we can do as individuals and more that we’ll only be able to address collectively to get at the tangled roots of our waste issues. waste reduction zero waste

Waste has to stop

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All waste has to stop and we are the only ones that can do this. We can stop waste and starve the trashcan. While it is true that we will never be able to eliminate all waste, and that aside from human waste; not even our ancestors of old managed to do that, much of it can be eliminated, especially food waste and packaging waste. So, let''s not waste them. Let''s reduce waste by all means possible.

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Waste as resource

Green (Living) Review

The energy usage of recycling, while not as high as when using exclusively virgin raw materials, is still extremely high and reuse, repurposing and upcycling is a much better use of waste as a resource than is recycling.

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How dog-walking turned into plastic waste activism

Green (Living) Review

A woman from California was so distressed by the amount of plastic waste she encounters daily while walking her dogs that she started posting her pictures online to show people where plastic ends up. Plastic Waste waste

Don't waste your yard leaves

Green (Living) Review

This is wasting a great gardening resource. Never put leaves in a bag on the kerb, it is a waste of a great resource. So, don''t waste your yard waste and that also includes grass clippings. autumn leaves fall leaves gardening Lasagne Gardening leaf mold yard waste

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Waste Less, Save More – UK town search

Green (Living) Review

Perhaps unsurprisingly we found that it’s the issues that are closest to home that take priority, and top of the list for our customers is to waste less food. We’re proud of the work we’ve already done to reduce waste, both ourselves and for our customers, but we know we need to be more ambitious, that’s why we’re launching our Waste Less, Save More initiative today. food waste Sainsbury's waste less save more

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Cutting food waste

Green Living Tips

The amount of food waste we generate each year is incredible. Pick up some food waste reduction tips and save a stack of money It's not only an environmental issue, but a humanitarian and financial one.

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What About Zero Waste?

Eccorazzi

The most recent green bandwagon is “zero waste”. Zero waste is generally understood to mean moving towards generating nothing that gets disposed of in the general rubbish. What should we be thinking about when we talk “zero waste”?

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Tesco teams up with FareShare charity to reduce food waste

Green (Living) Review

Scheme to hand over unsold food several times a week will be tested in 10 UK stores Tesco is starting a scheme which could hand tens of thousands of tonnes of surplus food from its stores to local charities as supermarkets come under rising pressure to reduce waste. FareShare food waste Tesc

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REDUCE CONCERT WASTE WITH ROCKNREFILL

Green (Living) Review

Too bad you didn’t bring a refillable water bottle with you to help reduce concert waste. Welcome to the start of the 2016 summer concert series! You’re at the campsite or hotel, your home base, if you will.

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If You Want to Stop Wasting Water and Energy, Stop Wasting Food

Green (Living) Review

We Americans worry constantly about how our appetites affect our waistlines, but we spend almost no time wondering how our food consumption affects our waste streams. As a result, food waste is the single largest source of refuse heading for American landfills.

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How many envelopes wasted?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How many envelopes from letters and other materials received on a daily basis in our homes and businesses are wasted despite the fact that the backs are clean and thus could be used for notes?

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Stop Wasting Food!

Environmental News Network

According to the Food Waste Reduction Alliance 25 to 40% of food grown, processed, and transported in the United States will never be consumed. This waste is upsetting because 1 in 6 people in the United States suffer from hunger. Food waste is also terrible for the environment.

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Make things, not waste

Green (Living) Review

and better still, make things out of waste. It is true that waste is generated in many ways – and no, I am not even wanting to consider human waste – and has been, probably, since almost the dawn of times. By way of reusing, repurposing and upcycling, however, many things do not have to go into the waste stream, whether they are recyclable and in the end, if we are lucky, recycled, or not. So, let's make things instead from waste.

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What happens to your shredded office waste?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever wondered what really does happen to those bags of shredded waste that gets taken out of your office on a daily basis? No longer do those bags of “confidential” waste that have gone through the shredder, nowadays contain only shredded paper.

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UK ROADMAP TO ACHIEVE ZERO FOOD WASTE TO LANDFILL LAUNCHED

Green (Living) Review

The report, entitled ‘Vision 2020: UK Roadmap to Zero Food Waste to Landfill’ is the culmination of more than two years’ work and sets the framework to achieve a food waste-free future by 2020. food waste food waste to energy waste to energy

Why we Need to Waste our Precious Time.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality emotional exhaustion fatigue gentleness healing intention letting go permission to slow down present moment rest self-care vulnerability waste time

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Nature does not know waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is no waste in Nature. We must not just reduce, minimize or avoid waste; we must eliminate, if and where possible, the very concept of waste, by design.

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Don't waste your dandelions

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many gardeners are horrified when dandelions pop up in their flower beds or vegetable plots and immediately set about eradicating them.

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Toxic Waste Desk Caddy

Green (Living) Review

Toxic Waste – in this case – is a very sour candy of some sorts (never actually tried it myself, only tend to find the aftermath of people having used them in a park, including containers left behind) and they come, separately wrapped, in a plastic can such as the one in the picture.

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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. INCPEN, the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment, has launched ''The Good, The Bad and The Spudly'' initiative in response to growing awareness of wasteful food habits, both in the home and throughout the supply chain. food waste green living packaging

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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. A further £20m is being invested in the new gas-to-grid plant in Widnes, which will be able to take 90,000 tonnes of food waste.

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Waste Not, Want Not

Green Living Tips

Waste not, want not is a saying I heard many times growing up and it's taking on even more importance now with our. environment under assault on so many fronts and many natural resources rapidly dwindling

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Improving conditions for Waste Pickers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “The time will come,” says Marcelo Conde, a 40-year-old garbage sorter who has been digging through trash for recyclables for as long as he can remember, with some pride, “when 80 percent of the raw material used by industry in Uruguay will be recycled waste products”.

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How to Get Closer to a Zero-Waste Life while also Giving yourself a Break.

Elephant Journal

I really try to not be wasteful, but I fall very short of a zero-waste life. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green baggies eco-conscious green living plastic recycle reduce reuse self-satisfaction self-worth single-use plastic zero waste

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