Already an out of control epidemic, trash in America is threatening to take over.
Producing more trash than any other country in the world, America throws away more than 500 billion pounds of trash per year, with each person throwing a stunning 4.4 lbs. of trash away per day! From paper products, plastic, food scraps, and more, Americans are throwing away more trash than our country can support.
With landfills reaching capacity and some states having no additional room, the trash problem has reached a critical level.
For example, did you know that 25 million plastic bottles are thrown away every hour, and... Read More
Although most people understand the general concept of recycling, the majority are uncertain about all recycling procedures. Separating plastic from paper and putting them in the correct recycle bins may be the norm for some, but what do people do with waste that does not have an allocated recycle bin? When a mobile phone, computer or any electrical equipment are of no use to the owner anymore the practise is to throw out the item with no regard to recycling. In fact, when it comes to electronics, more often than not re-usable, faultless, electronic equipment is thrown out when... Read More
If companies are people then we should hope they are all doing they're part to keep our planet clean and healthy. Do you recycle at work? Does your company enforce it? Do you know if your company is familiar with carbon accounting? Thanks our friends at Epicor and the infographic they shared below we know that most people/companies have a lot more to learn and do.
In the face of climate change compliance and other evolving sustainability regulations, businesses are looking for ways to optimize their sustainability profile for their customers and stakeholders. There are certain types of software, such... Read More
Need another reason to stop drinking sodas? How about farmers using Coke and Pepsi as a pesticide? And it works!
The short video shows some farmers in India who claim that standard pesticides cost much more money than Coke or Pepsi, which do the job of killing insects even better. Check it out and let us know what you think!
On April 30th, Toronto will become the first city in North America with a bylaw that requires roofs to be green. And we're not talking about paint. A green roof, also known as a living roof, uses various hardy plants to create a barrier between the sun's rays and the tiles or shingles of the roof. The plants love the sun, and the building (and its inhabitants) enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures as a result.
Toronto's new legislation will require all residential, commercial and institutional buildings over 2,000 square meters to have between 20 and 60 percent living roofs. While... Read More