Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year ( about 1.3 billion tons) gets lost or wasted. That is nearly 680 billion US$ in industrialized countries and 310 billion US$ in developing countries worth of food being thrown out, lost or wasted. This is an unimaginable amount of … Continue reading Food Waste and P.U.M. in the kitchen
Everywhere I look there is potentially useful material. It is not something that can be clearly defined because it can be just about anything in the hands of the right person. I have found that there are a few places that it tends to accumulate in higher concentrations. Listed here are the top 5 places … Continue reading The 5 best places to find PUM
Convenience and consumption have come to dominate our society which has led to waste being accepted as normal. So many things we use get tossed in the garbage destined for a landfill without a second thought. This disposability mindset is a dangerous one that comes with serious consequences. It pollutes the environment and disconnects us … Continue reading Potentially Useful Material
Single use plastic has become a huge problem around the world. It is in our oceans, covering roadsides and just about anywhere you can think of. The best option is to find plastic free alternatives, check out this website (Life without plastic). But what to do with the abundance of plastic all around us? Here … Continue reading 5 ways to re-use plastic bags
When it comes to sustainability, "zero waste" is the holy grail that may be out of reach for most people. Here are 20 tips from Rob Greenfield that anyone can use to reduce their waste.