Every year, over one trillion plastic bags are used around the world. The average American consumer alone uses 300 annually. This ubiquitous item started out as a convenient and sanitary container for food, produce, liquids, chemicals, and waste. Plastic bags reduce paper use and use less material than comparable boxes, cartons, and jars. They are light, strong, and cheap. Today, however, their sheer number has caused major environmental problems. Most are not recycled, but thrown away, packing up landfills, clogging drainage systems, polluting the ocean, and killing wildlife.
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of a sharpened focus on urban issues globally, AECOM offers its Connected Cities blog to share its professional city-related knowledge and advance the dialogue around how to improve the world’s urban areas.
TransCanada's support of Hope Air will help fund an estimated 45 flights for residents in Northern BC
With the assistance of Hope Air, triple-amputee Darlene Thomas travels to Vancouver three times a year to have her prosthetics checked and adjusted. To support this worthwhile program, two TransCanada projects – Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Coastal GasLink – each donated $5,000 to Hope Air.
By: Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the broadband networks that deliver its value are revolutionizing how we are shaping a greener environment. Thanks to M2M solutions, cars have become more than just machines that help us get from point A to point B and our building systems have never run more efficiently. If deployed en mass, M2M technology could provide solutions to America’s infrastructure challenges.
Al Hildreth, global energy manager for General Motors, says the group will monitor environmental sustainability issues that impact the industry as well as encourage the development of common definitions, metrics, and benchmarking.