Perhaps the greatest issue facing the waste management industry is that there is simply so much waste to handle. Worldwide, solid waste generation is projected to increase by 70 percent between 2010 and 2025. As the volume of waste grows, so does the difficulty of finding a place to put it all without polluting.
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The Misiones cryptocurrency is a new blockchain-based project that aims to encourage recycling by introducing cryptocurrency incentives in Argentina The Misiones cryptocurrency in Argentina, called JellyCoin, is a new blockchain-based token backed by the local government and will be used to reward citizens who separate waste. The Argentine province of Misiones is planning to use […]
The ocean remains one of the most expansive, mysterious and diverse places on Earth. Unfortunately, it is being threatened by pollution from people on land
A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nations
What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. This is not the experience of Nguyễn Thị Hồng Thắm, a 60-year-old Vietnamese mother of seven, living amid piles […]
You might be surprised to know that all of you have acquired dual citizenship – sort of. You see, recently a new country with a new government was created in which You and I are citizens. It just so happens this new country is coextensive with the one in which I always thought I resided, […]
The fantasy that the plastic we trustingly put in the recycle bin actually gets recycled and re-used again is just that, a fantasy. Discarded plastic containers that won’t be[+]CREDIT: LAURA FAYE TENENBAUM Most likely, when you toss your plastic trash into a recycle bin you believe you’re doing the right thing. You think your plastic […]
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
“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, […]