Category Archives: Pollution

These 9 Inspiring Companies Are Committed to Zero Waste

These 9 Inspiring Companies Are Committed to Zero Waste

In today’s sustainability-focused society, companies are more committed than ever to diminishing the amount of waste they generate. They do so through initiatives such as office recycling or food waste collection programs. In recent years, however, a growing number of companies have taken their waste reduction efforts to the next level. Through a variety of… Read More…

Myths and Misconceptions about Waste-to-Energy

Myths and Misconceptions about Waste-to-Energy

Despite the fact that waste-to-energy technology is becoming an increasingly important part of sustainable waste management programs all around the world, many misconceptions still surround this important waste treatment method. Read on to learn the facts behind some of the most persistent myths associated with the waste-to-energy industry.   MYTH: Waste-to-energy facilities pollute the environment… Read More…

What You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Water Pollution

What You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Water Pollution

Water is necessary for life, but surprisingly, our so-called “Blue Planet” doesn’t contain much freshwater. While 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh—the rest is saltwater. In addition, much of the freshwater is locked up in the polar ice caps or otherwise inaccessible, meaning that… Read More…

5 Waste Management Programs That Need Your Help

5 Waste Management Programs That Need Your Help

Waste management is a global problem, but not every country has the financial, logistical, or educational resources needed to deal with waste in a safe and sustainable manner. That’s where you come in. A number of different organizations run waste management volunteer programs in countries all around the world—if you’re an environmentally-minded traveler, these programs… Read More…

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 2

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 2

Our exploration of the forces shaping and driving change in the waste management industry continues with a look at another five important trends currently impacting industry development. Bans and Fees Diverting Common Products from Landfills Plastic bags and Styrofoam containers have long been considered to be a major contributor to overburdened landfills. In recent years,… Read More…

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 1

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 1

These are interesting times for the waste management industry. Our growing global population producing more waste at a faster rate than ever before. Additionally, an increased focus on promoting sustainability and reducing environmental damage is making it increasingly clear that yesterday’s waste management methods may not be viable forever. Read on for a closer look… Read More…

What You Need to Know About the Causes of Water Pollution

What You Need to Know About the Causes of Water Pollution

There are many different definitions of water pollution, but perhaps the best explanation is the most basic. Water pollution describes a situation in which there has been such a large accumulation of one or more substances in the water that life in the surrounding environment experiences problems or harm. This description clearly shows that water… Read More…