The Best waste is no waste

The Best waste is no waste

Not only must we recycle waste, but we must also reduce the waste that we generate since, from the environmental point of view, the best waste is that which is not generated at all. Continue reading “The Best waste is no waste”

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The biggest plastic dump in the world: The ocean

The biggest plastic dump in the world: The ocean

New times, new challenges.

We have seen how plastic production has increased[1] to 300 million tons in 2013, of which 78 million is destined for the production of plastic[2] 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.

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Recycling is the solution

Recycling is the solution

“Recycle” comes, etymologically speaking, from the Greek word kýklos, which means “orbit or circle,” and by extension, “ordered repetition or recurrence of phenomena.” In Latin, the term becomes cyclus-cycli, adding the prefix: “Re.” (which means repetition). Therefore, the original meaning of the verb “recycle” is “to circulate something or put it back into orbit” (waste becomes resource).

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The waste problem

The waste problem

To this point, we have seen the total amount of garbage that we generate, the increasing of this waste and the main causes.

Whatever the cause is, the fact is there’s no doubt that the increase in waste increase has not only been extraordinary but continues to increase in many countries –- developed or in the OECD[1]–-which generate 44% of the world’’s waste, and..

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