Billions of face masks and other personal protective equipment have been used throughout the pandemic. Containing plastic, these items are damaging wildlife and their environments.
Here’s some good environmental news – local governments and local actions have slashed the plastic on our beaches. Incentives, awareness and access are the key.
Data analysis suggests local activity will intensify the effects of global warming - so adapting means rethinking national development strategies
Volcanoes might seem like nature’s incinerators, but using them to burn up trash would be dangerous and disrespectful to indigenous people who view them as sacred.
Despite environmental education topics in curricula, not all children are aware of the elements that endanger the planet or actively involved in taking care of the environment.
Maine and Oregon have enacted laws that require makers of consumer product packaging to pay for recycling or disposing of it. Will other states follow?
Two billion people worldwide lack a dedicated system of waste collection and management.
Given the possibility single-use masks and gloves may be contaminated with COVID-19, we need clearer direction on how to dispose of them safely in public places.
Used PPE needs to be incinerated for safety reasons, but once this pandemic is over we should consider more sustainable options.
Even on ‘Mars’, humans waste food. And some types of food are more likely to end up in the bin than others.
The pharmaceutical waste from Buffalo City dump sites reveals that the sale of over-the-counter drugs remains vastly unregulated and under-researched.