Waste recycling not only has positive effects on the environment but also at an economic level, since it contributes to the GDP, and at a social level, as a generator of employment. Continue reading “GDP and waste”
The greenhouse effect is necessary for life on Earth. However, humans’ actions are increasing this greenhouse effect, and the consequence is that the Earth is warming up. Continue reading “Global warming and waste”
Within the scope of waste prevention –generating less garbage –one of the current main battles is the huge quantity of food waste that we produce. We’re not aware of it, but FAO has established that, worldwide, 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. Continue reading “Food waste”
New times, new challenges.
We have seen how plastic production has increased to 300 million tons in 2013, of which 78 million is destined for the production of plastic packaging. The extraordinary growth of this type of garbage has resulted in many plastics escaping collection and treatment systems and ending up in other places, like the seas or oceans and becoming a big landfill.