Food waste isn’t only what consumers scrape off their plate or leave to rot in their refrigerator. It begins on the farm and can be driven by a whole host of factors beyond the grower’s control
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Month: October 2019
“Real solutions must change systems and power structures.” Welcome To The Resistance… You will start receiving NationofChange to your inbox shortly. Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the world’s top polluters, says a new report from environmental coalition Break Free From Plastic. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world took part in a massive global […]
“Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.
October 24, 2019Posted by Ann Filmer Steam rises from the top of towering piles of compost at a landfill in western Placer County, California. The jaws of an excavator rake up and churn the heaps, unleashing a stench of decomposing food. Some of the food in these piles has only recently arrived from nearby restaurants, […]
For most of us, hearing the world plastic makes us think of single-use plastics like plastic bags or disposable plastic water bottles, but plastic covers a much wider variety of materials than that. Key points Plastics are versatile, flexible, durable and cheap These benefits become problems when we are trying to dispose of them Dealing […]
In 2019, 11,732 pieces of Coke-branded plastic waste was identified from 37 countries. Last year, the beverages brand accounted for 9,216 pieces of plastic waste from 40 countries
We use 5 trillion plastic bags… per year! That’s 160,000 a second! And over 700 a year for every single person on the planet. We can do better than that. See plastic bags used per year in real time below.
Blockchain allows you to track the provenance of products, consumer product and retail organizations can build confidence in their brands by giving consumers sight of the provenance of a product they’re about to buy. Consumers have a considerable appetite for brands with sustainable credentials. In fact, it’s a multi-billion-dollar appetite. A study by Nielsen […]
Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans By Aristos Georgiou On 9/18/19 at 7:01 AM EDT Every year, humanity produces around 300 million tons of plastic, with about eight million tons of the material entering the world's oceans—according to the United Nations Environmental Program. This flow of debris severely […]
Going Overboard? Shipping Rules Seen Shifting Pollution From Air to Sea By Reuters October 21, 2019 10:23 AM FILE – A cargo ship is seen through air pollution along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 11, 2019. LONDON – New global rules forcing ships to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuels will see […]