Where Your Plastic Really Ends Up: Trashy Secrets of the Recycling Industry

depositphotos.com The world is consuming goods at an alarming rate and recycling is the only method that will sustain our forever unsatiated need to buy. It reduces the quantity of virgin plastics required in production and is a cheaper input. However, in 2020, it is becoming more and more unlikely that the plastics we add …

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Composting With or Without a Garden: Tips and Tricks to Minimize Food Waste

What is composting? Composting is an excellent alternative to waste disposal that diverts organic household waste (OHW) from landfills. There are two main processes in which OHW can be decomposed but the ultimate product is always a nutrient rich humus that can be used as a fertilizer. The first type of decomposition is known as …

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Asian Giant Hornets: Killer Species or Media Buzz?

As 2019 came to a close, the world hoped that 2020 would mark a new decade and better times. However, we were less than halfway through the year, and had already experienced a seemingly never-ending global pandemic, economic devastation, and extreme bushfires. As we scrambled to adjust to these challenging times, another headline broke about …

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Silver Linings in a Global Pandemic: How Sitting on the Couch all Day is Achieving what Environmentalists have been Working Towards for Decades

The corona virus is wreaking havoc on our global population. Millions of non-essentials are being forced out of work, and thousands are being admitted into hospitals. Nonetheless, every facet of society from citizens to governments, has been working hard to ensure a quick return to “normalcy”. Our extreme reaction to this pandemic is necessary because …

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All the Reasons Why You Should Switch to a Menstrual Cup

For you AND the environment! My journey with a menstrual cup started a few years after my first period when I was only 16. I had been experiencing really heavy flow since the beginning and had had my fair share of leaks, stains and ruined underwear. Nothing felt comfortable. Either a pad was too small …

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