Waste Management – GBRI
 

According to the Local Government Association in UK, only one-third of plastic food containers bought by households can be recycled in the recycling facilities. The remaining two-third usually ends up in landfills or gets incinerated. The analysis revealed that out of the 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays used by UK households annually, just 169,145 tonnes […]

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According to the company’s recently published corporate responsibility report, US department store retailer Target has already exceeded its 2020 goal of diverting 70% retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling. The company has now set a new goal of diverting 75% waste, that it aims to achieve by end of 2018. In 2017, Target says […]

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Styrofoam, unlike some other forms of plastic, cannot be easily recycled. And it takes up to 500 years to break down. Because of its cheap, lightweight, insulating and excellent packing ability, it is used widely around the globe. It is estimated that styrofoam alone takes up around 30%of global landfill space! Now when Luke Clay and […]

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The one thing that our oceans can definitely do without is more plastic trash. Marine plastic pollution has become a global crisis with millions of tons of discarded plastic becoming a nightmare for marine life and ecosystems. The most dangerous form of plastic in our oceans is the discarded fishing nets/gear that traps animals and most […]

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The quantity of food produced by humans that ends up in the landfills as waste is huge, especially in the case of rich nations. This fact is particularly distressing as we have millions of people across the globe who are still going to sleep on an empty stomach. Now a food waste farm in West […]

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Colombian artist Oscar Mendez devised a way to put discarded plastic trash to good use – he is using them to build houses, that too for just $280! He, along with his colleagues Henry Cañon and Isabel Cristina, decided to tackle two major problems faced by most cities in Latin America – ever increasing plastic trash […]

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