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Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

At the human level, water cannot be seen in isolation from sanitation. Together, they are vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, education and economic productivity of populations.

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 Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it.

A Look at Global Water Withdrawals: Are We Water-stressed?

A Look at Global Water Withdrawals: Are We Water-stressed?

When countries withdraw more than 100 percent of their renewable freshwater resources, this means that they either deplete their renewable groundwater resources, or use fossil non-renewable groundwater or use non-conventional sources of water such as desalinated water or wastewater.

Restaurants and Food Waste

Restaurants and Food Waste

A study by Unilever revealed that 72% of U.S. diners said that they care about how food waste is handled. 47% are concerned enough that they would be willing to spend more money to eat at a place that actively tries to reduce its food waste production.

Why is Clean Water So Important?

Why is Clean Water So Important?

The WHO estimates that in 2015, the deaths of 361,000 children under 5-years-old could have been avoided by addressing water and sanitation risk factors.

Consumer Behavior on Food Wastage

Consumer Behavior on Food Wastage

ReFED estimates that US households alone waste 76 billion pounds of food per year. Major contributors to household food waste include food spoilage, over-preparing, date label confusion, overbuying and poor planning.

Who is Wasting the Most Food?

Who is Wasting the Most Food?

It has been said that if food waste was a country, it would be the one with the third largest carbon footprint.

Understanding Expiration Dates That Contribute to Food Waste Mountain

Understanding Expiration Dates That Contribute to Food Waste Mountain

Most people are needlessly tossing out packaged food because they take the date stamped on it far too literally. But the problem is that date labels rarely indicate the actual safety of a food product.

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Did you know that poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined?