People in the U.S. and around the world use billions of plastic containers, utensils, & bags every year. Do we really need these 'conveniences'? The processes of manufacturing styrene & styrene foam releases thousands of tons of ozone into the atmosphere and a variety of other pollutants that cause cancer and other health effects in those who work in or live anywhere … [Read more...] about Peter Crownfield: ‘Styrofoam Containers & Plastic Bags’
Is Recycling Really Important? Yes and no. Recycling paper, plastics, & metals: Keeps these materials out of the landfills, Reduces the energy needed to manufacture new products from recycled material than to make them from raw materials—and this means a corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions [GHG] Reduces the demand on natural resources, including … [Read more...] about What’s the Point of Recycling?
by Julia Ward When I first viewed this image, I was happy and very optimistic about the change that Stanford University has made when the school adopted a more sustainable recycling station. But, I soon found out that this recycling station is over five years old! While some schools today are struggling to make recycling a priority, Stanford has already taken the necessary … [Read more...] about We Can Do More