“As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future”

“Brasilia’s government hasn’t decided what to do with the 44 million tons of trash that comprise the garbage mountain and are polluting the soil and water below. The dump is located on real estate with potentially enormous value.”… Read More

“Revolutionary waste disposal plant to open soon in the UK”

The plant is expected to recycle 120,000 tons of waste per year, the equivalent of 110,000 households. Furthermore, the Northwich facility should generate a total of 5 megawatts of renewable electricity from the biogas, as well as large… Read More

“The U.N.’s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?”

Even though the program’s budget is at a record high, it’s not enough to keep up with the number of refugees and people in other crisis situations who need emergency food aid. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/01/10/574597536/the-u-n-s-terrible-dilemma-who-gets-to-eat

“Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem”

‘”This is a planetary crisis… we are ruining the ecosystem of the ocean,’ UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson told the BBC this week. But how does this happen, where is most at risk and what damage does this plastic… Read More

“This Country Is Leading the World in Ending Food Waste”

“Because of its strict zero food waste policies, sustainable agricultural practices, and the healthy eating habits of its people, France has retained the top spot in the Food Sustainability Index, a study of 34 countries by The Economist… Read More

“The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of waste a day – and that figure is growing”

“The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. If nothing is done, that figure will grow to 11 million tons by… Read More

“Apple’s sustainable forestry strategy branches out”

“When it comes to environmentally responsible packaging, Apple is not feeling boxed in. The tech giant has just announced the latest expansion of its sustainable forestry strategy, aimed at protecting or creating enough responsibly managed forests to offset… Read More

“USC Sustainability works to reduce tailgate waste”

“Just three years away from its 2020 sustainability goal, USC is taking steps to further its waste diversion program through a partnership with student organizations like Clover, Environmental Student Assembly and the Environmental Core during football tailgates.” http://dailytrojan.com/2017/09/19/usc-sustainability-works-reduce-tailgate-waste/

“Sustainable Gift Ideas to Impress the Most Eco-Friendly Person on Your List”

“The plastic straw as we know it is ubiquitous yet unnecessary. Sure, they’re handy when you’re sipping a drink on the go, but considering the vast amount of unrecyclable waste they cause, they sure aren’t worth it. That’s… Read More

“Organic Agriculture May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, New Study Shows”

“A new study has shown that converting land from conventional to organic agriculture could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that these beneficial environmental effects would be further compounded as people… Read More