Over 292 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated in the U.S. in 2018. 28% of this waste came from containers and packaging, and a large percentage of that packaging came from grocery shopping.
Our global society struggles a lot with waste issues. Too much is generated, too much is disposed of irresponsibly, and not enough is reused and recycled, but e-waste generates a whole new problem due to its high levels of toxicity. Electronics typically consist of easily recyclable materials like plastic and glass, as well as small
This holiday season, make sure you are recycling smarter, not harder, and are disposing of items properly. Americans generate approximately 25% more waste than usual from Thanksgiving to New Years. Sometimes this is because people put items that they are unsure how to dispose of in their recycling bins, because they think they can be
Conserve your paper products and switch to reusable replacements! Switching to reusable substitutes can help you save money, reduce waste, and save the resources needed to produce these products. Here are five quick alternatives to common household paper products: Napkins Instead of using disposable napkins at dinner time, try upcycling your old fabrics into reusable
Single use plastics are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of these items include things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, and food packaging. As of 2015, the United States was the largest generator of plastic packaging waste on a per-capita basis. This is a big problem because