If you’ve been following our series on post-consumer recycled products, then you have a pretty good idea about what PCR is and why it matters so much to me. What you may still be wondering is, “How do I make sure I find and buy PCR products?” And unfortunately, that question is more complex than it seems.
- In 2009, MetLife Stadium signed a Memorandum of Understanding pledging to become an environmental steward by implementing green initiatives that would reduce its carbon footprint to help improve our planet’s environment.
- Has reduced the use of energy, water and solid waste production by aggressive recycling programs, low flow faucets, toilets and waterless urinals in restrooms, food composting, and mass transit alternatives.
- In 2012, MetLife Stadium reduced its carbon footprint by 250,650 Metric Ton Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.
- Became the first Certified Green Restaurant stadium.
- The stadium staff and the NFL have pledged to recycle plastics, glass, aluminum and paper during and after the sporting event.
- All waste oil from the food production will be converted into biodiesel and all food scraps will be composted.
- Styrofoam containers will not be used.
- They will also be donating all leftover food.
When you recycle your milk cartons, you keep unnecessary waste out of landfills. Since cartons are made from mostly paper, they are in high demand to be made into new products.
Check out Dolphin Blue Green Toys, they’re made from recycled milk containers!
Air quality in China is bad, it’s really, really bad. The air quality is so poor that residents rarely see the sun and in some cities, the dense air pollution is mistaken for snow! What is causing all of the pollution? It’s coal-burning smog. And until China can ween itself from fossil fuels and implement more sustainable energy practices, other energy solutions are desperately needed. One designer named Daan Roosegaarde may have an ingenius solution.
Protecting our oceans and keeping them trash free is sometimes easier said than done. Take for instance the story of the Costa Concordia, a cruise liner that crashed into the Italian Giglio Harbor in 2012. It sat for 20 months in the harbor, molding to the rocky perch beneath, before salvage experts were able to right the partially submerged ship.
What are a few things that come to mind when thinking of the “college experience?” Eating pizza six days a week? Writing papers the night they’re due? Those may be the more popularized experiences, but a college at its most basic is designed it to help its students learn and grow. Some universities take this more literally than others.
Plastics recycling can have a big impact on our resources.
Shopping bags, liters of soda, cereal box lining, and lots and lots of water bottles — it’s easy to amass plastic in today’s world, given its omnipresence in the products we use. Most of that, though, goes straight into plastic trash bags and heads to a landfill. (The rate of recycling plastic bottles has held steady since the 1990s at about 24 percent.)