Are Plastic Eating Mushrooms the Solution?

Plastic Eating Mushrooms

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…

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5 Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips!

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5 Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips Who said sustainability can’t be spooky? Check out these eco-friendly halloween tips on how to throw the best GREEN Halloween party – and we aren’t talkin’ about goblins.   1. Costumes   Instead of going out and buying an overpriced costume that you will likely never wear again, consider making your…

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Fighting Food Waste and Climate Change

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Put ’em up: Fighting Food Waste Also Combats Climate Change Most people point to renewable energy as the solution to curbing carbon emissions and alleviating the impacts of climate change. As that is a huge part of slowing down the warming of our climate, there are also easier, more accessible solutions, such as fighting food…

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Keeping a Healthy Anaerobic Digester Diet

food waste to soil and plants healthy anaerobic digester diet

What Does a Healthy Anaerobic Digester Diet Consist of? Digesters love organic waste – like foods, manure and biosolids. But the compositions and methane potentials of these different waste streams are important factors to consider when feeding a digester. Here are a few facts we live by to ensure a healthy anaerobic digester diet at…

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Industrial Waste & Anaerobic Digestion

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What Types of Industrial Waste Can an Anaerobic Digester Process? Anaerobic digesters may seem like complex systems, but in reality they aren’t. They function similarly to a human digestive system; they get upset, like a stomach, when undesired materials are inputted into their tank. Digesters strictly require organic materials, “organic” meaning that it comes from…

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A Fair Solution: Pricing Pollution

Integrating Carbon Pricing into Society Pricing carbon pollution is one solution to lowering the emissions created from fossil fuel use and encouraging investment in clean energy options. A carbon pricing program brings responsibility to polluters by putting a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions. And, honestly, it makes a lot of sense. Carbon pollution is…

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Interesting Facts about Anaerobic Digestion

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Anaerobic Digestion Facts Anaerobic digestion is a natural process in which organic waste materials are broken down in the absence of oxygen. There are two byproducts of anaerobic digestion: renewable energy and a nutrient-rich fertilizer. Although it’s a widely used process, not many people are fully aware of the benefits this amazing technology brings society.…

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Forget Fast Fashion with a Sustainable Wardrobe

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Fast Fashion, No…Sustainable Wardrobe, Yes. Fast fashion is a huge problem ethically and environmentally. Fast fashion refers to the quick and cheap production of clothing in labor shops based in developing countries. There used to be simple seasons for fashion: spring/summer and fall/winter. Today, the fashion industry considers every week to be a new season,…

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