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Facts about Food Waste and Wildlife

  Facts about Food Waste and Wildlife We all remember Yogi Bear and his constant quest to steal “pic-a-nic” baskets, but little did we know how close real life would soon imitate the 1950’s cartoon.  OK, bears across the country aren’t outwitting hapless park rangers in order to steal food – they don’t have to. …

The Quest for a Circular Economy

A Circular Economy The Industrial Revolution brought the human race a bevy of advancements, but unfortunately it also brought about an increase of water and air pollution, a dependence on fossil fuels, and the depletion of natural resources. As greater awareness of the consequences of our environmentally hazardous economy spreads, a call for a more…

Composting at home: The Do’s and Don’ts

Composting at home Do you know the number one material sent to landfills? Food waste – over 31% of the total food supply per year. Often trapped underground by other various types of garbage like plastic, the waste is broken down *anaerobically and generates 20% of US greenhouse gas emissions. A simple way to help…

Food Waste: US vs. the European Union

Food Waste Facts With an annual loss in the billions, food waste in both the United States and the European Union is responsible for a chain reaction of negative impacts including rising food costs and an increase in the number of citizens not getting enough to eat. Luckily efforts to educate people about the problem…

Are Plastic Eating Mushrooms the Solution?

Plastic Eating Mushrooms Every year enough plastic is thrown away to circle the earth four times. Ending up in landfills, waterways and our oceans, polyurethane based plastics take 500-1000 years to degrade – but there is hope that we might not have to wait that long. The discovery of plastic eating mushrooms, an Amazonian fungus…

The Race Towards Zero Landfill

Zero Landfill: Can it be done? As the Zero Waste movement gains momentum, changing consumer habits and environmental impacts are incentivizing companies to set reasonable goals toward recycling 100% of their waste products.  Some believe that while this effort is a great start, the race to zero landfill could be better achieved if more companies…