Reduce Your Waste ““ Scientifically!

In two weeks, all of us will be turning over new leaves, or at least replacing our calendars with the most recent versions. For those of us who like to plan, now is the perfect time to think long and hard about which New Year’s resolution to grab hold of and follow. I humbly suggest waste reduction for New Year’s resolution contention. Read More Reduce Your Waste ““ Scientifically!

Returning to the Three “R”s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

When it comes to environmental sciences and policy, waste is a huge issue. We keep producing and we have no idea where to put it all. From the birth of the environmental movement, the three “R”s of reduce, reuse and recycle have been drilled into our minds. The amount of waste diverted to recycling has increased tremendously, even within the last decade; however, given that the New York Times could publish an article this week entitled “Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment,” without discarding it as immediately too obvious, maybe it’s time to re-examine our relationship with waste. Read More Returning to the Three “R”s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle