Most of us give nary a thought to tap water anymore. We bypass the sink and head right to the refrigerator to select a plastic bottle of water to quench our thirst. Not Dr. Janet Haas, chairman of the William Penn foundation.
Alison Teal Visits The Maldives' Trash Island And Reveals The Plastic Problem That Isn't Shown On TV
"I told myself that I had to come back," she told The Huffington Post. "I wanted to see what I could do for a land that helped
It seems that it was just yesterday that people drank water from bubblers, and that buying a cold drink meant buying Coke, Pepsi, or 7-Up. But over the past 30 years, there has been a huge shift in what we're drinking -- and how much of it we're drinking, and even where we are drinking it.
The People's Climate March on September 21st will be a turning point for the climate movement. But, if we're not careful, it could also mean a lot of waste, and that means more greenhouse gases.
Romanian NGO on Their Way to Guinness Book for Building the Largest Plastic Bottles Bridge in Timisoara
It is a different version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, as the trouble here is the plastic waste.
In the United States alone, consumers toss away more than 60 million plastic bottles each day. It's a staggering statistic
The piece was up and running for two weeks, open day and night, after which it was disassembled and, not surprisingly, recycled
Did you know that the average person in he U.S. spends $242 a year on plastic water bottles? Or that two-thirds of these water bottles end up in landfills or in the ocean? Our addiction to plastic water bottles is on the rise and the impact on the environment and our wallets is shocking.
In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.
The problem is not the things we like, it's the way we do business. It's the way huge corporations handle distributing goods, maximizing profits. We absolutely have the power to turn this around, to whatever extent that we really want to turn it around.
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What do mushrooms, tires and soda bottles have in common? They are all being used, recycled or even upcycled through innovative programs that prevent waste from entering the environment.