How long do different types of waste such as paper, plastic and other materials take to break down in the environment? That’s a tricky question, but here’s some decomposition figures to consider.
The term ‘tragedy of the commons’ pops up on many environmentally themed sites when discussing sustainability, but sometimes it’s not explained
I recently came across the word "biopiracy" – something that happens when bioprospecting falls victim to good ole’ fashioned human greed. So what do these terms mean?
Ever dreamed of working from home? Telecommuting is a great way to reduce work related travel; which saves you and your company money and time – and can also cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Not all recycled paper is created equal. If you’re spending extra bucks to make your paper use a little more environmentally friendly, it’s good to know what you are getting for your own "green".
You may have heard this term used in connection with the environment – so what does it mean?
A really green bank is one that goes way beyond using paper made with recycled content. A financial institution’s environmental street cred should also be gauged by its investments and which industries it loans money to.
By doing more of your shopping online you can save on fuel, emissions and probably score a bargain on the way. Aside from environmental and financial benefits; it’s also highly unlikely you’ll be maced, shot, stabbed or crushed.
Waste not, want not is a saying I heard many times growing up and it’s taking on even more importance now with our environment under assault on so many fronts and many natural resources rapidly dwindling.
Billions of credit, debit, gift and other sorts of plastic cards are manufactured annually – and most will wind up in landfill within a couple of years. It’s an environmental problem that can certainly be addressed by the companies involved; but they need to know consumers care about the issue.