San Timoteo landfill image by Keith Tyler via Flickr Creative Commons

Pollution at its Worst: California’s Hazardous Waste Problem

Earlier today I saw this article about how Walmart plead guilty to dumping hazardous waste in 16 different California communities. According to the article this is the second of this type of incident for Walmart. The first was back in 2010 when Walmart agreed to pay $27.6 million dollars as part of their settlement. Now, […]

Want a Better Way to Get Rid of Waste? Turn It Into Energy

It has been estimated that the average person generates 4 1/2 pounds of waste each and every day. Unfortunately not all, or even a large part, of that waste is recycled. Most of it ends up in landfills. This is despite the fact that reports show close to 75% of all solid waste can be […]

5 Examples of Biodegradable Containers That Are Better For The Environment

Image by mackenzienicole There are so many containers we use on a day to day basis that simply aren’t good for the environment. Just ask yourself, every time you get “take-out” food, what happens to the Styrofoam (or polystyrene) containers your food was packaged in? Items such as plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper cups, […]