What comes to mind when you think of common eco-friendly cars? You may imagine hybrid or electric automobiles, but these vehicle types account for less than 3 percent of U.S. auto sales in 2016. Most environmentally friendly cars on the road run on gasoline, diesel, or biofuels. The auto industry’s adapted in the face of …
Have you ever thought about all the materials that go into the building of a new house? Even a simple remodel can require a significant amount of materials, from wood to concrete and much more. Unfortunately, many of these materials are not eco-friendly, yet it’s something we rarely think about. After all, it’s not like …
Bioplastics are praised by many as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastics. On the other hand, there are also many critical voices that claim biodegradable bioplastics were “nonsense” or at least question their ecological benefit.
Plastic is not only a huge problem for our environment, but has also been suspected for years to be harmful to our health – with more and more studies proving this.
The landfill – and the Western mode of managing waste in general – is garbage (pun intended) and isn’t going to be very feasible in the future. Especially since population growth is expected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. That’s going to be a lot of waste to deal with.
More and more companies are promoting their products or packaging as “biodegradable” or “compostable”. That sounds good to us as consumers – somehow more environmentally friendly, right?
Pollution is very much a hot topic in the modern age—and with good reason. As humans have evolved and our industries, population, and production have exploded, so has pollution.