Exporting Our Plastic Waste Is Contributing To The Misery Of Developing Countries

The export of waste plastic to third world countries is simply outsourcing our guilt about a problem we need to solve.  The UK sent around 7,000 metric tons of plastic waste abroad in September 2020 according to The Last Beach Cleanup. Outsourcing our love of plastics, often single-use to countries that don’t always have effective waste… Continue reading Exporting Our Plastic Waste Is Contributing To The Misery Of Developing Countries

Repairing Your Electronic Devices Should Be A Right

Consumers of electronic devices should be given the right to repair their devices instead of it being an afterthought as it is now. 2019 saw a massive 53.6 million tons of e-waste produced worldwide. This amount of waste is potentially catastrophic for our planet. On one hand, there’s the need to dispose of the e-waste… Continue reading Repairing Your Electronic Devices Should Be A Right

Rare Earth Demand Drives Better Recycling Methods

New, cleaner ways are being developed to re-cycle rare earth metals to make sure we are making best use of this extremely valuable resource. Critical to the operation of mobile devices, the drive for rare earth metals is leading to disastrous effects on the environment. To alleviate the enormous environmental impact of mining rare earths,… Continue reading Rare Earth Demand Drives Better Recycling Methods