Well over 90% of all tires are made from synthetics – and disposal can be an environmental headache. Even some tire recycling methods are extraordinarily unfriendly to our planet. Learn more about the issues and how you can minimize adding to tire waste (and save some money in the process)
How much organic matter is needed to create a gallon of crude oil (petroleum)? Literally a truckload – actually, many truckloads.
Imagine a world without the excessive noise that humans create. Noise pollution is a very real problem, negatively affecting humans, animals and the wider environment.
Environmental concerns coupled with high prices at the gas pump and the specter of peak oil continues to fuel the market for magic pills, gadgets and additives promising better gas mileage and less emissions. But do they work?
Contrail is short for condensation trail, a streak of artificial cloud made by jet aircraft engine exhaust; also known as a vapour trail. Contrails aren’t just a form of visual pollution to some; they are also thought to have an impact on climate.
Millions of gallons of used engine oil are dumped annually instead of recycled. Learn more about the importance of recycling used engine oil and how you can locate collection points in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia.
Recreational motorbike riding in rural areas, forests, the outback and urban parks presents a multitude of issues that some riders either aren’t aware of or choose to ignore – and the problems are getting worse.
De-icing is a major and recurring task for many people in the Northern Hemisphere. While it’s important that our roads, driveways, footpaths and sidewalks are safe, we need to spare a thought for the environment in regards to de-icing activities.
For many years, scientists have been warning of the dangers to the environment from car usage but very little seems to have been done about it. While more eco-friendly cars have been produced but these have either been very unpractical or hideously expensive. This is starting to change.
If you’re tossing up whether to buy a new or used car and the environment is an issue you want to incorporate in your purchase decision, here are some issues to consider.