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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Europe drowning in plastic waste

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now that China has closed its doors, from January 1, 2018, to (plastic) waste for recycling from Europe (and elsewhere) the countries of Europe are beginning to drown in (plastic) waste and many are now looking for other developing countries, such as Vietnam, to take this waste for recycling, Britain among them. Britain China EU Europe European Union green living plastic Plastic Waste recycling UK waste

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Food waste

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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. But back to waste food and what to do about it, at home and elsewhere. When it comes to food waste at home and how to avoid it there are a number of steps to take.

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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. Waste of resources for starters and then, well, waste. However, glass bottles and glass jars are but a small section of packaging waste.

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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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The wasteful toilet flush

Green (Living) Review

billion US-gallons of clean drinking water going down the drain, literally wasted. If your water usage is metered and you pay according to how much water you and your family use then thinking along those lines not only saves clean drinking water from being wasted but also stops you flushing money down the drain, literally. If you have a garden then you do not want to waste this fantastic source of nitrogen, phosphorus, etc.

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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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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). However, that is not the story in various landfills. This type of […]. recycling electronic recycling

Waste Incineration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Greentumble

Quick Navigation for Pros and Cons of Waste Incineration. Municipal solid waste incineration process. In just the past few decades, large-scale municipal incinerators have become far more efficient in their capacity to reduce waste to manageable quantities, and to do so in a way that releases miniscule quantities of contaminants (toxic gases and/or particulate matter) into the air. The disadvantages of solid waste incineration include: #1 High expense. Waste

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Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

Green Prophet

Last year’s e-waste weighed substantially more than all the adults in Europe, or as much as 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2. percent of 2019’s e-waste was collected and recycled. Proper e-waste management can help mitigate global warming.

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Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!

Greentumble

It is the perfectly good food we waste each day at different parts of our food system. And yet, today, about a third of all the food produced every year gets lost or is wasted. This food waste is the single largest component going into municipal landfills where it creates 3.3

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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. While it is possible to reduce waste, all waste, including food waste, to a minimum, zero waste, in that we do not produce any waste at all, just is not possible, regardless of what some people may think or claim, in the same way as there can be no sustainable consumption.

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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. Even, unfortunately, people who consider themselves “green” and “ecologically minded” do not seem to have the mindset that our ancestors have and cannot see items of waste as a resource, aside from being recyclables to be used by the recycling industry.

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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. Aldi UK's chief executive Matthew Barnes said that the chain is committed to bringing its customers along the journey in its ambition to lead the industry on plastic waste reduction. In support of this aim, Aldi has signed up to a new cross-sector initiative from WRAP aimed at tackling plastic waste.

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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7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous

3DPrint.com

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. Nuclear waste has been described by Michael Stothard as “the most destructive and indestructible waste in history.” It carries this harsh label because the waste remains radioactive for hundreds of thousands to millions of years. What is nuclear waste? Energy Wast

The Fridge: Reducing Food Waste in the Community

Green Prophet

You’ve saved money, saved food from going to waste, and supported a neighborhood business, all in five minutes. The Fridge is the brain child of two young businessmen whose goal is to raise awareness of food waste in Israel. Food food activism food waste

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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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Rethinking waste: Transforming problems into solutions

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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. garden waste reuse waste

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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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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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Waste has to stop

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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, in this case, food waste

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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. The gate has been erected in such a way that hungry needy folks and the homeless can watch how the fruit and vegetables, mostly still good and edible, rots in the heat of summer.

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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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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. The problem with food waste that is so often not addressed and also not in this case is the food waste that does not even reach the shops. food waste wasted food foodshare food

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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

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. Most food waste finds its way to landfills where it will decompose and release the greenhouse gas methane. Below I have put together some tips to reduce food waste in your daily life.

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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”. Having said that, however, does not mean that we should not reduce waste, especially in way of packaging, and waste that occurs also through planned obsolescence. 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.

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 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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First Brazilian supermarket where customers can exchange recyclable waste for food open

Green (Living) Review

If the customer brings the waste already cleaned and crushed, facilitating its recycling, the bonus amount has an increase of 20%.

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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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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. Americans vastly underestimate their own food waste, which turns out to be driven mostly by a desire to avoid getting sick — even though saving money is also a top priority. But new evidence shows that the push for huge quantities of cheap, high-quality food has caused us to be more wasteful than ever.

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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. While a great show is being made as regards to kerbside collections of all manner of recyclables, including food waste, the facilities to process the materials do not, however, exist in most areas and definitely not in the hands of the municipalities; definitely not in Britain.

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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. Far too many have those awful binocular harnesses that look like rigging for a parachute (what is up with that?).

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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.” A family in France produces just 11 pounds of trash per person every year The Poirier family, who lives near Nantes, consists of a mom, a dad, three kids, a cat and. very little trash.

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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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Materials That Convert Wasted Heat Into Electricity

Living Green & Saving Energy

Continuing with this theme of new ways to capture energy that is otherwise wasted and convert it into useful power, scientists are working on specialized materials that can convert the heat given off by nachines and turn [.]. eco-innovation energy efficient materials green manufacturing green technology Materials That Convert Wasted Heat Into Electricity Professor Richard James

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Materials That Convert Wasted Heat Into Electricity

Living Green & Saving Energy

Continuing with this theme of new ways to capture energy that is otherwise wasted and convert it into useful power, scientists are working on specialized materials that can convert the heat given off by nachines and turn [.]. eco-innovation energy efficient materials green manufacturing green technology Materials That Convert Wasted Heat Into Electricity Professor Richard James

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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. Plastic is used in almost every area in our lives – it houses our liquids and solids, stores our groceries, entertains our children and a whole lot more, however, the aid of plastic does come with a price.

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. Sure, there are more recycling facilities and recycled products, but we have not reduced the quantities of waste we generate, quite the contrary. What should we be thinking about when we talk “zero waste”? Ask the business or organisation what they do with their waste and why.

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Foolish Waste of Money

10,000 Birds

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, the agency in New York City that is in charge of the subway system, among other things, has installed a soundtrack of “distress and predator calls” in the Roosevelt Island subway stop , hoping that the audio will drive pigeons and their feathers and droppings away from the station. It won’t work.

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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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