COULD PLASTIC-EATING ENZYMES BE THE ANSWER?

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Since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, humans just can’t get enough of plastic. We love them so much that we have produced up to 8.3 billion metric tons. Out of these, at least 6.3 billion tons have become waste. Only a meagre 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% […]

Waste Cans

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR OLD CANS?

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There is a growing consumption and use of canned products. Canned drinks are increasingly available and many popular brands are following the trend. While this positively decreases the use of plastic, it also raises the need to properly tackle the question of managing the used cans. Fortunately, many individuals and groups have come up with […]

MOST OF YOUR TRASH WILL OUTLIVE YOU!

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As scary as that may sound, it is indeed true. We can no longer pretend that it doesn’t matter or that it will just deal with itself or go away. As human population grows, our consumption and waste generation equally grows. So, many of the things that we got away with many years ago are […]

STOP. BREATHE. EXHALE. What are you breathing?

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We do it all day and all night; we don’t even need to think about it. But how healthy is the air we breathe? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 9 out of 10 people on earth breathe polluted air. In many parts of the world, air pollution levels remain dangerously high leaving people […]

Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY VS. BUY NOTHING DAY

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The trend is spreading like wildfire even in places where it was relatively unknown a few years ago. The increased availability of internet, smart phones and online stores have made it easier. Now everywhere you turn it is “Black Friday” with offers of irresistible discounts. Of course at first glance it seems like a great […]

NO TO FOOD WASTE

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In commemoration of the #WorldFoodDay2017, I will like to join my voice to the call to put an end to the unhealthy practice of #FoodWaste. The truth is that many of us no longer think about when and how we dump the leftovers into the bin or simply walk away from it on the table […]

BEFORE YOU TAKE THAT SIP

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There are seemingly little things that we do on a daily basis, mostly routine stuff that we don’t think much about. But as small as these things may appear, they do add up eventually in the bigger picture and affect the environment in bigger ways than we can imagine. Many will argue about whether some […]

START YOUR OWN HOME COMPOST (Part 1)

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We know that certain types of waste are biodegradable: capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Under certain conditions, these types of waste can become great compost materials for our homes and gardens. There is therefore no need to continue disposing of such useful materials since they are ultimately not waste at […]