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 Waste in the United States

Food Waste in the United States

Research has found that Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, with people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful. About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes.

Annual CO2 Emissions from Plastic Could Grow to More Than 2.75 Billion Tonnes by 2050

Annual CO2 Emissions from Plastic Could Grow to More Than 2.75 Billion Tonnes by 2050

here's more to a plastic water bottle than meets the eye. Knowing its environmental impact just might make a person think twice about grabbing bottled water from the grocery store shelf.

Carbon Emissions: How Are We Doing Globally?

Carbon Emissions: How Are We Doing Globally?

The world’s countries emit vastly different amounts of heat-trapping  gases into the atmosphere. Developed nations typically have high carbon dioxide emissions per capita, while some developing countries lead in the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Plastic: What's Next?

Plastic: What's Next?

As one Asian country after another shuts the door on scrap exports, it is becoming increasingly clear that business as usual will not solve the plastic pollution challenge.

Food Loss and Waste Problem

Food Loss and Waste Problem

Wasting food has been called the “world’s dumbest environmental problem.” Every year, the average family of four in the U.S. tosses roughly $2,000 in food; 30 to 40 percent of food produced in this country ends up discarded.

Most of What Is In Your Garbage Bag Does Not Belong There

Most of What Is In Your Garbage Bag Does Not Belong There

When people toss food, all the resources to grow, ship and produce it get chucked, too, including massive volumes of water. It’s not always possible to prevent food waste from happening, so if it does occur, then the best is to try and make use of it.

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Besides its widespread versatility, the waste plastic creates is wreaking havoc on the environment at an alarming rate. The situation is already dire, but there are remedies available to not only solve, but also entirely reverse the devastation plastic propagates on the world.

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.

Food Waste Generation Per Capita

Food Waste Generation Per Capita

Food waste generation, happening throughout the entire food supply chain around the globe, is dominated by different dynamics, ultimately associated by the same unsustainable paradigm. Wasting food contributes to environmental pollution as well as to natural resources degradation and depletion, threatening food security.