When early-generation green technology is replaced, much of it now finds its way into landfill or incinerators.
Landfills, principally used in the Americas, are the worst solution as the materials take years, potentially centuries, to decompose, leaching toxins into the ground and methane into the air.
What will it have mattered, that three people made the decision not to be on the other end of the line with a driver on a cell phone? Like so much in life, we'll probably never know. But like so much else in life, movements only become movements when one person steps up.
Everywhere you look there are residents of New York carving out a modest income by collecting plastic bottles from the trash, earning pennies per bottle. As consumers, we are unconsciously linked to the process by the purchase of bottled drinks.
After years in the rumor mill, it's safe to say Mother Nature is bipolar, but it's not her fault. For decades, analysts have pointed to a steady decline in the Earth's natural environment.
So what's wrong with our recycling system? Why are we not recycling more? Some insight can be gained by seeing how different states encourage people to recycle.
My kids and I have a little tradition. We get in the car, put on the clean version of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" song over the car speakers and sing along, bobbing our heads, while we drive over to our favorite local thrift shop.
To meet the demands of business, it's absolutely necessary to keep abreast of the technological trends driving the marketplace. The challenge comes in when you have to figure out what in the world to do with the old stuff.
By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Fellow One of the essential parts of the Kiva Zip model is the Trustee. Trustees are the organizations or individua...
What if thousands, or millions of us wanted to be remembered because our lives touched others, and made the world just that much better?
I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...
One message that my kids get that I got decades ago is "reduce, reuse, recycle." And why not, it's still a good message. But in practice, too often we only really know about the "recycle" part.
There is a fine line between spreading awareness about an issue and actually inspiring action, but we have found that leveraging these four mechanisms have had the ability to change the outcome from "clicks" to real world action.
Every year as summer turns to fall, it's hard not to stop, look around, and contemplate the beauty of our country. The U.S. is filled with natural beauty and it's important to keep it that way.
Young women with little or no education are trained to manufacture and assemble the bikes. But, this Initiative is more than just bikes. The women are also instructed on how to use bamboo waste to manufacture charcoal briquettes to address energy needs.
By Rachelle Carson-Begley There are many green Thanksgiving ideas to save you time and money, help keep waste to a minimum, and create a festive dinn...