If you are reading this then it stands to reason that you are concerned about plastic pollution and what it is doing to our planet. You might have seen video clips of scuba divers, battling their way through tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans. Or you may have read about the enormous swathe of plastic waste now floating in the Pacific Ocean. If you haven’t heard of it it’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic waste.
It’s easier for us to assume that everyone knows why recycling is important, even though there is overwhelming statistics that indicate it’s not true. You would think by now everyone would be on top of their recycling game, we have been talking about it for well over 50 years. Rather than bore you with another list of ways to recycle, we want to focus on why recycling is important. It Isn’t Always Throwing Things into Piles The number one reason why even those folks who understand
Do you want to help the environment? Here’s what you can do. Taking care of the environment is, of course, extremely important. It seems like every day there is new evidence about environmental issues or information about what people can do to help. There are eco-friendly products and new ways to recycle. Even large international organizations and companies are working toward more environmentally responsible operations. Sustainable agriculture is another facet of environmental responsibility and one with numerous benefits for the planet and human population. If
If you’re one of the many people consistently looking for ways to save money and recycle items right in your home, those used dryer sheets can come in handy. They are small enough to not take up much space, yet large enough to tackle any cleaning job. Check out these three amazing uses for used dryer sheets throughout your home. Clean Around Your Home Using Less Chemicals It’s enough that cleaning is a chore, but then you have to spend money on cleaning items? No
Bordalo II is a promising street artist trying to change the world through art. His works are a way of condemning the “throwaway culture” that dominates the world we live in, and transmitting the message of recycling. What a mission, and what an amazing way to achieve it! Bordalo II goes against the flow of overconsumption and rapid obsolescence. Animal suffering due to human exploitation, an overlooked aspect by the majority of modern societies, is the main subject of his "Big Trash Animals" collection. As
How much e-waste or e-scrap we are wasting every year? The answer is 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste, and we only recycle the 10% to 18% worldwide. Some of the most used electronics that are usually replaced are television, printers, portable devices like cellphones, USB, and music players. Although electronic waste is the fastest-growing portion of the municipal waste stream, because they are full of valuable resources, including silver, gold, titanium, fossil fuels, aluminum, iron, tin, copper and much more. Many
Reducing food waste in your home is one of the best things you can do to minimize the effect you have on the environment. It will not only mean that overall less food needs to be produced, reducing the carbon footprint of food manufacturing as well as reducing other negative environmental side-effects of food production, but it would also mean less is going in the bin at the other end, not only better for the environment but better for your bank balance! Reducing food waste
This is the product of 5-6 weeks of drawing, "Part of Nature" is an amazing infographic by Stuart McMillen about environment and nature. "Graphically and, I hope, thematically it is miles ahead of the work I was doing at the start of the year. I feel it it my best strip to date. I’m trying harder to set a sustained tone with my strips." said Stuart McMillen. Stuart McMillen used to know all the answers, but now he’s not so sure. Now armed with questions