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The Microplastic Pollution: Causes Effects and Can You Stop It?

The Microplastic Pollution: Causes Effects and Can You Stop It?

  here is a myriad of studies showing that we live on a plastic planet and this affects everything from natural habitats to human health. While we are (or should be) aware that plastic pollution destroys entire environments, microplastic pollution is a less known phenomenon to the larger public. Many organizations, however, are taking important […]

50 Recycling amp Trash Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Your Trash

50 Recycling amp Trash Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Your Trash

  By: Drew Brucker November 14, 2018 Over 2,000 landfills are currently open in the United States, making our country an uglier place. And although they’re often camouflaged fairly well, the negative issues that accompany landfills remain. Underneath the makeup that’s been plastered on landfills lay toxins, greenhouse gases, and leachate – all of which […]

What we can do for our grandchildren

What we can do for our grandchildren

By Susan Horton Posted Aug 29, 2019 at 3:00 AMUpdated Aug 29, 2019 at 7:32 AM Like many others, I’ve heard Trump-supporting friends invariably ask, “Have you checked your 401(k) lately?” As if that’s all that needs to be said. It’s not. Approaching 78, I have more than 25 nephews and nieces, and twice that many great-grandchildren. Anyone seeing the exuberant smile on the newest […]

Is your phone or laptop destined to become a ‘technofossil’?

Is your phone or laptop destined to become a ‘technofossil’?

Forty-four million tonnes of e-waste was generated last year. Activists want big tech to start dealing with the problem. by Sanjana Varghese 27 Aug 2019   Because worldwide annual e-waste is worth $62.5bn – more than the gross domestic product of many countries – environmental advocates are encouraging reclamation efforts like this mobile-phone recycling workshop […]

Barisal’s medical waste could become a major health hazard

Barisal’s medical waste could become a major health hazard

Why is there no separate medical waste disposal system? We are appalled to learn that Barisal city does not have any specialised disposal system for its medical waste. Waste from the government hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres, blood banks and upazila health complexes—around five tonnes of it—is collected and dumped with regular garbage into a six-acre […]

A Citizen’s Basic Income is an unconditional income for every citizen.

A Citizen’s Basic Income is an unconditional income for every citizen.

(A Citizen’s Basic Income is sometimes called a Basic Income (BI), a Citizen’s Income (CI), a Universal Basic Income (UBI), a Social Dividend, or a Universal Grant) A Citizen’s Basic Income is ‘Unconditional’: A Citizen’s Basic Income would vary with age, but there would be no other conditions: so everyone of the same age would […]

The Story Of Stuff

The Story Of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between […]

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

BANGUN, Indonesia (AFP) — His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children’s education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom. Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the […]

 
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