Coffee. It’s what gets some of us out of bed in the morning. Sometimes it’s hard to think twice about the waste we’re generating when grabbing a beverage to go at the coffee shop down the street on the way to work. But single use items add up, especially when their usage becomes habitual. … [Read more...] about Going Green: Vancouver’s Progressive Efforts in Reducing Single Use Waste
Thanks to a new political initiative, things are looking up for China's rivers, lakes and coastlines. … [Read more...] about China Appoints River Chiefs to Reverse Water Pollution
Humans produced approximately 21 million tons of polystyrene products in 2013 (Yang et. al, 2015b). Plastics made from polystyrene are cheap, durable and one time use, as a result plastics end up in landfills (Yang et. al, 2015a). Due to the stable molecular structure and low degradability, plastic products tend to be hard to breakdown(Yang et. al, 2015b). In the environment … [Read more...] about Polystyrene to carbon, mealworms and plastics.
Summer is halfway through and festival season is in full swing. Music festivals have become increasingly popular over the years. Festivals have become inclusive of music, art, comedy, food, drink and much more. They beat to the drum of their own business model, with a continuously growing ‘behind the scenes’ team. These teams are not only taking care of the consumer … [Read more...] about Festivals: Graduating with a G Major in Green
You may have recently come across headlines outlining Sweden’s tendency to import waste from other countries. The news had struck me as odd the first time I read it: why would a country that’s known for being sustainable and progress-oriented IMPORT waste? Is it that they have more space for landfills? I was thoroughly confused and mildly incensed, and thus began my … [Read more...] about Sweden’s Case for Importing Waste