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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Dumping garden waste in woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people believe that dumping their garden waste in woods, parks and the countryside is a good idea as it goes back into soil but far from it.

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An international day for electronic waste

Green Prophet

Children from all over the world are making a living sorting through e-waste. More than one hundred organisations from over forty countries worldwide will organise activities as part of the second International E-Waste Day taking place on 14 th October.

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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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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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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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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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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).

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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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.

7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous

Greentumble

But the dangerous side of the nuclear waste still casts a shadow over its widespread use. It is the troublesome disposal of the waste that remains an unsolved (perhaps even unsolvable) riddle. Quick Navigation for Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous. What is nuclear waste?

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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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? A fair number of people around the developed world are attempting a zero waste lifestyle and claim that they are having great success. They have very little waste they produce, but for many that means waste that they can't get rid off in the various “recycling” streams. The idea of zero waste may be all the rage right now but realistic it is not really.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Reducing meat waste

Green Living Tips

By reducing meat waste in our own homes, it helps lessen our environmental impact and goes some way to acknowledging the sacrifice Meat is really a luxury and something we may forget is that an animal died to provide it.

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10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

10 Ways to Upcycle your Plastic Waste: 1. Plastic is one of the most used materials in the world, and it is also one of the most polluting. The material gained its popularity due largely to its versatility.

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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Don't Waste Unwanted Gifts

Green Living Tips

The damage done, these unwanted gifts shouldn't go to waste An Australian charity estimates the value of last year's discarded/unwanted Christmas gifts was more than $750 million - that's a lot of money for such a small country and represents a big impact on the environment.

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Waste decomposition rates

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardHTML clipboardHow long do different types of waste such as paper, plastic and other materials take to break. down in the environment? That's a tricky question, but here's some decomposition figures to consider

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Eco-Waste Management: North West Pioneers

Green Home Blog

Eco-Waste Management: North West Pioneers. Every day, tons of usable waste is discarded, left only to rot in landfills rather than be reused for things such as compost rejuvenation and/or power options. San Francisco: Decades Long Efforts Head Toward Zero Waste.

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Reducing Waste

Green Home Blog

Reducing Waste. So for the third week of Earth Month, Greenhome wants to help you reduce waste by finding ways to throw away less. Industrial waste in the U.S. of all waste. started the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up areas contaminated with hazardous waste. produces over 35 million tons of hazardous waste a year. 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste Every Day.

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Chronic Wasting Disease: What You Need To Know

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chronic Wasting Disease is now found in 26 states. What does it mean for deer, and for you? Wildlife Deer Disease & Parasites Outdoor Rec

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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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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

Reducing Food Waste – The Truth About Sell-by Dates

Living Green & Saving Energy

how to go green reduce waste reuse saving money Green living reduce food waste save money When Americans find food in the fridge or pantry after the sell-by date stamped on the packaging, most reflexively throw it away. With food-poisoning scares appearing in the national news at least once a month, many believe that playing around with food after the packaging date is simply asking for trouble. Whether it be bacteria [.].

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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How to Reduce Waste in Your Business

Living Green & Saving Energy

Waste is a serious problem in today’s world. The waste generated by your business may not only create problems for you, but also for the general populace. This is why government has started becoming stricter against businesses, as regards the waste they generate. It is therefore essential that your business finds a way to limit […]. green business practices green work habits how to go green for businesses

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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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E-Waste

Nature Conservancy - Science

Electronic waste generates a certain amount of schizophrenia among environmental scientists. But, when we hear of the conditions in which electronic waste is disassembled by impoverished peoples of the third world, it gives us pause. Kareiva: Marine Pollution and a World of Waste.

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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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