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We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

Our myopic focus on producing and consuming as cheaply as possible has created a linear economy in which objects are briefly used and then discarded as waste.

The Waste Problem in Southeast Asia

The Waste Problem in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has seen some of the fastest economic growth rates in the world, and plastic production has boomed alongside it while waste management lags.

Renewables Improve Human Welfare in Ways Not Captured by GDP

Renewables Improve Human Welfare in Ways Not Captured by GDP

According to IRENA, increased use of renewable energy could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. Renewables already make up more than half of newly installed power-generation capacity. Yet their overall share in the energy mix needs to grow six times faster.

Who Wastes Most Food?

Who Wastes Most Food?

There are a lot of ways to think about food waste. The issue is complex, and effective reduction efforts require a coordinated response involving effective policies and technologies.

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

Considering that 795 million people around the world go hungry on any given day, it is shocking that many of us throw away food on a daily basis.

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

The fact is that fossil fuels cannot meet the world’s need for energy. It is something that if the world continues to depend more on will leave to irreparable environmental consequences and its consequences are too great to be ignored.

Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy

The interplay between energy efficiency improvements and the deployment of renewable energy technologies is complex. If the respective potentials in these two fields are combined, total global energy demand can be reduced by up to a quarter by 2030, IRENA and C2E2 find.

Energy Potential from Food Waste

Energy Potential from Food Waste

Food waste’s bioavailable carbon and nutrient content makes it a major contributor to landfill methane emissions, but also presents an important opportunity for energy recovery.

United States' Garbage Problem

United States' Garbage Problem

Every year, the United States generates more than 258 million tons of municipal solid waste - about 4.6 pounds per person per day.

Food Loss and Waste Problem

Food Loss and Waste Problem

The world produces about 4 billion tons of food per year, or about 6 quadrillion calories. That’s a large amount, but what’s really shocking is that nearly one-quarter of these calories go uneaten.