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What Are You Doing About Plastic Waste?

What Are You Doing About Plastic Waste?

The United Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP) estimated that land-based sources account for up to 80 percent of the world’s marine pollution, 60 to 95 percent of the waste being plastics debris.

Waste in the Food Supply Chain

Waste in the Food Supply Chain

Though the national dialogue around food waste often centers around consumer behavior, the role of private sector companies is the "most critical" in the fight against food waste, since their decisions reverberate up and down the supply chain.

Energy Consumption Expected to Rise by 46 Percent by 2060

Energy Consumption Expected to Rise by 46 Percent by 2060

Across the globe, cities are growing. By 2050, the United Nations forecasts that 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, with India and China, expected to see the fastest rates of change.

To Live in A Fossil-Fuel-Dependent World

To Live in A Fossil-Fuel-Dependent World

To limit warming to 1.5°C, not only should no new fossil-fuel-using infrastructure be built ever again, some existing power plants need to shut down early—and yet today many new power plants are under construction or planned.

Restaurant Waste: What Can Be Done

Restaurant Waste: What Can Be Done

The USDA has reported that in 2010 alone, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food was thrown out both in residences and restaurants/shops.

Why Bioenergy is Important in Addressing Global Challenges Today

Why Bioenergy is Important in Addressing Global Challenges Today

Rural bioenergy is still the predominant form of energy used by people in the less developed countries, and bioenergy from biomass accounts for about 15% of the world’s primary energy consumption and about 38% of the primary energy consumption in developing countries.

Food Recovery: Not Only Important, But Makes Economic Sense

Food Recovery: Not Only Important, But Makes Economic Sense

Food waste occurs across the food system from the farm, post-harvest, processing, transporting, wholesaling, retailing and the consumers.

The Need for Sustainable Energy Growth in Developing Countries to Reach SDG 7

The Need for Sustainable Energy Growth in Developing Countries to Reach SDG 7

One billion people live their daily lives without electricity. This represents a fundamental barrier to progress and has impacts on a wide range of development indicators, including health, education, food security, gender equality, livelihoods, and poverty reduction.

Food Waste in the United States

Food Waste in the United States

In the United States, food waste serves as a dominant component of landfill masses, oil and freshwater waste, methane and CO2 emissions, damage to wildlife ecosystems, and substantial financial losses.

How Diverting Food Waste Helps in Decreasing Emissions from Landfills

How Diverting Food Waste Helps in Decreasing Emissions from Landfills

Between 30% to 40% of food is wasted along the supply chain, from processing through in-home and dining-out consumption. Food waste is typically the first or second largest component of the municipal solid waste stream.