As a result of many factors, we are consuming more clothing than at any time in human history, over 100 billion garments annually. Compared to 15 years ago, consumers buy three times more garments every year and keep them half as long. The environmental impacts of this are major, but not beyond our control. Studies show that just by keeping our clothes an extra nine months, we can reduce our carbon, water and waste footprint between 20% and 30%.
Looks at different types of waste management for plastics along with their advantages and disadvantages from an environmental perspective.
Non-regulated mixed plastic waste represents a large portion of the solid waste generated by healthcare facilities. Healthcare waste management decision makers and influencers must choose from a number of disposal options to deal with this growing environmental burden.
Farmed crops, glass, electricity, and shipping make up most of the environmental footprint of our Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia brands. The biggest opportunities for both brands to reduce impacts are in more efficient logistics, reducing glass packaging, and improving energy efficiency of production operations.
How well do you know the lifecycle of recycled paper?
As much as technology surrounds us, we are far from being a paperless society — from sales receipts to instruction manuals to children’s homework, paper is an intrinsic part of our society. Fortunately, paper is also fairly easy to recycle, and comes from a renewable (albeit slowly renewable) resource.