What do you do when the place you’ve been dumping all your garbage won’t let you do that anymore? If you’re the United Kingdom you strongly consider burning it. To upgrade its industries China is banning “foreign garbage” from January 2018 on. The UK’s recycling industry used to send “55% of paper, 25% plus of plastics” to China yearly.
Britain was shipping “up to 500,000 tons of plastic for recycling in China every year”. I can’t imagine how, but their Environment Secretary admits he didn’t see this problem coming. Some of the new plans include Continue reading →
I like the idea of minimalism as being a process. In the end I think it makes minimalism easier to understand and even adopt. It’s easy to balk at a Picasso (or any minimalist art) but it’s another entirely to understand the process and respect the challenge it presents. Anyone can have a lot but do you have what it takes to only have a little? Do you know what it means for the little that you have to be only what’s most important? The priority? The essence?
In The Great Pacific Garbage Patch by Ben Segall you’ll learn there’s a patch of garbage that’s not twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean right now. You should know what you throw in the ocean comes right back to you so this is a serious problem. You’ll also learn this is a global problem why that means its solution will require action on a global scale. Please do reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse plastic because all the plastic ever made is still around, but much more will need to be done than just that. Seriously. Watch below. Continue reading →
Earth 911 got to check out the latest, single-stream recycling facility in Arizona. The new Arizona Ecocenter is a $20M, 65,000 sq. ft. recycling monstrosity that can process over 24 tons of materials per hour. Here’s the video tour of some of the highlights!