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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.

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

Back in early 2016, British TV chef and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall continued his ‘War on Waste’ series by looking at how difficult it is to recycle disposable coffee cups, despite many consumers mistakenly believing the paper cups can simply be placed in paper recycling bins and baskets.

Food Waste Produced by World's Richest Nations Could End World Hunger Twice Over

Food Waste Produced by World's Richest Nations Could End World Hunger Twice Over

Food waste doesn't just impact our global hunger crises; it's also a detriment to the environment. Food production requires water and land and it also releases methane when left uneaten. Methane, a greenhouse gas more damaging than CO2, is also a major byproduct of livestock production.

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.

Plastic Production to Increase by 40 Percent Over the Next Decade

Plastic Production to Increase by 40 Percent Over the Next Decade

In the first decade of this century, we made more plastic than all the plastic in history up to the year 2000. And every year, billions of pounds of more plastic end up in the world's oceans.

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.

Plastic: There is Just Too Much of It

Plastic: There is Just Too Much of It

Did you know that plastic isn’t just a problem when it enters the environment as waste? Rather, plastic pollutes at every step of its life, from extraction to production, consumption and finally disposal.

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.