Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nations What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. This is not the experience of Nguyễn…

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The Development of Green Technology in 2019

It’s not a shock that technology has seen exponential growth in recent times and the development of this tech means that we now have access to machines that people used to only dream of being in existence and artificial intelligence and virtual reality have become the hottest technology on the market. The great thing about the increase in new technologies is the way this is…

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How to Tweak Your Nutrition for Your Age

Your nutritional needs, metabolism, and activity levels change as you age, and so should your diet. While you’ll likely have the same late-night cravings in your 40s as you did when you were in college, your nutritional needs will shift with each passing decade. But it’s hard to know which foods are a good fit for you without understanding how, exactly, your body is changing….

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How to fit alcohol consumption in a healthy lifestyle

The celebratory pop of a champagne bottle. The clinking of glasses amidst a chorus of “Cheers!”. The loud laughter echoing outside a packed establishment during early evening Happy Hour. Cocktail culture is dripping with pleasurable associations. No matter what your drink of choice, an air of festivity and escape infuses every pour and sip, creating a sense of relaxation and recreation. And with the year-end…

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Recycling isn’t working – here are 15 ways to shrink your plastic footprint

Only 9% of plastics get recycled, and significant reductions will require systemic change – but there are easy tips for individuals to cut back As plastics corporations ramp up production, they are also promoting a failing recycling system. Just 9% of plastics get recycled. Traditional plastics are made from extracted oil and gas, and they contribute to the rising temperatures behind the climate crisis. Environment experts are increasingly…

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3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While that data point is often cited to elicit a sense of doom and gloom, it actually comes with a silver lining. We’re close to completing a blueprint to effectively tackle the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans and communities – and we’re piloting the approach…

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The Idea That ‘Green Technology’ Can Help Save the Environment Is Dangerous

Industrialists around the world have been extracting a wide array of minerals and metals to build electric vehicles and ‘cleaner’ batteries, simply replacing one injustice with another. “Listen to the science,” they insist. Public support for climate action has been burgeoning around the globe, with lakhs of people in various countries demanding governments act now to stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis….

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The Ocean Cleanup to make products from collected marine plastic

The Ocean Cleanup has revealed plans to turn the plastic it has collected from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into “beautiful, sustainable products”. The Ocean Cleanup‘s founder and CEO Boyan Slat made the announcement last week that plastic collected by the project will be used to make useful products. “We’re going to turn it into beautiful, sustainable products,” Slat said at the event on 12 December in Vancouver….

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Crafting a Healthy Coffee

If you’re using coffee to solve other problems, such as lack of sleep, you’re missing the benefits It’s rich in antioxidants, water, and is associated with improved cognitive function, lower risk for neurodegenerative diseases, better mood, and anti-inflammatory effects. But is coffee healthy? It depends on who you are and what your overall lifestyle looks like. As with any other food, the benefits of coffee…

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The Great Recycling Con

The greatest trick corporations ever played was making us think we could recycle their products. In the Video Op-Ed above, we debunk a recycling myth that has lulled us into guilt-free consumption for decades. This holiday season, the United States Postal Service expects to ship almost one billion packages — cardboard boxes full of electronics and fabric and plastic galore. And the Environmental Protection Agency…

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