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The Raw Material that is Waste

The Raw Material that is Waste

The Raw Material that is Waste

It is estimated that every Indian consumes approximately 8 kgs of plastic a year. If even 20% of the total plastic consumed gets into the waste cycle, that equals over a billion kilograms of plastic waste that will be generated in India just this year alone. The per capita figure usage has gone up from 4 Kgs per Indian in 2006 and is expected to grow to 25 Kgs of plastic used by every Indian per year by 2020. Imagine how much plastic waste we will be dealing with by 2020? Seriously alarming. Remember the film Wall E? *sigh*.. The United Nation’s Environment Program published an excellent study about Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource. Describing the pathways for Waste Plastic, the report traces most routes, which invaribly lead to a dumping site or a land fill. If India alone is producing over a billion kilograms of plastic waste each year – the global figures are huge. While the world tries to figure out how to use less plastic – an equally important focus for Innovation will need to be: What to do with all the plastic that is already in the dumping grounds?

Source: blogs.worldbank.org/dmblog/the-raw-material-that-is-waste

Farmer wants a revolution: ‘How is this not genocide?’

Farmer wants a revolution: ‘How is this not genocide?’

Farmer wants a revolution: ‘How is this not genocide?’

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food

Source: www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/23/farmer-wants-a-revolution-how-is-this-not-genocide

Natural Evolution – Green Banana Flour – Our Story

Natural Evolution – Green Banana Flour – Our Story

Turning passion into a profession is a dream for many, but for Natural Evolution Founder and Director Robert Watkins that is exactly what he has done.As a second generation farmer Robert has a strong farming philosophy and believes that ultimate nutrition begins with healthy soil and plants. For many years Rob and his family were …

Source: www.naturalevolutionfoods.com.au/story/

Tristram Stuart: The Beauty of Ugly Food

Tristram Stuart: The Beauty of Ugly Food

One-third of the world’s food is wasted from plow to plate. Author, campaigner, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart is on a mission to eliminate food waste through innovative grassroots campaigns and initiatives.The National Geographic Live series brings thought-provoking presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists right to you. Each presentation is filmed in front of a live audience at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. New clips air every Monday.Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live!Join the Fight Against Food Waste

Source: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ng-live/stuart-food-lecture-nglive