health

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Globally, more than 125 million children under five years of age live in households without access to an improved drinking-water source, and more than 280 million children under five live in households without access to improved sanitation facilities.

The State of Our Oceans

The State of Our Oceans

Coastal waters receive a variety of land-based water pollutants, ranging from petroleum wastes to pesticides to excess sediments. Marine waters also receive wastes directly from offshore activities, such as ocean-based dumping.

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Until 2017, China took 51% of all plastic waste traded globally. When China shut its ports to plastic scrap imports, exporting nations soon began looking for new countries to absorb the orphaned waste. Southeast Asia is the most impacted region.

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

More than half a billion people in the Asia Pacific region suffer from hunger, yet an estimated 42 percent of fruit and vegetables and a fifth of the grains produced here are lost or wasted, leading the region to launch a campaign to cut down on food waste.

Waste in Asia

Waste in Asia

In a region known for takeaway street food culture and single-use plastic, Southeast Asia’s limited waste management services and infrastructure contributes to mismanagement of more than 75 percent of plastic waste according to the UN Environment Programme.

Food Takes Up Largest Percentage of Municipal Landfill Waste in the US

Food Takes Up Largest Percentage of Municipal Landfill Waste in the US

When we waste food, we not only add organic materials to landfills (where they generate methane, a powerful global warming pollutant), but we also waste all the water, land, energy, money, labor, and other resources that go into growing, processing, distributing, and storing that food.

Plastic Impact On Human Health Is Yet Unclear

Plastic Impact On Human Health Is Yet Unclear

Low-cost, lightweight and resistant, plastic has benefits we can not deny. But, unfortunately, we now see the consequences of our intense use, little recycling and leak into nature, where it negatively impacts rivers, oceans, wildlife and humans.

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

At the human level, water cannot be seen in isolation from sanitation. Together, they are vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, education and economic productivity of populations.

Restaurant Waste: What Can Be Done

Restaurant Waste: What Can Be Done

The USDA has reported that in 2010 alone, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food was thrown out both in residences and restaurants/shops.

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it.