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Fixing America's Waste Problem

Fixing America's Waste Problem | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
3p's Nithin Coca takes a closer look at America's landfill waste problem and how we can begin to shift toward a circular economy.
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Inside McDonald’s Bold Decision to Go Cage-Free

Inside McDonald’s Bold Decision to Go Cage-Free | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Changing a system that produces 2 billion eggs a year is tricky. Will that, and antibiotic-free chickens, revive the fast-food giant?
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Zika’s Here. Now What?

Zika’s Here. Now What? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt about it: Zika is here and it is really scary. Zika has been in the news for months now. In fact, there was a call to postpone or move the Olym
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The solar roof exists: SunTegra offers solar shingles and tiles

The solar roof exists: SunTegra offers solar shingles and tiles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
You don't need to wait for Elon Musk to make it- you can have a solar roof right now.
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New Rules Require Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Emissions by 25% Over the Next Decade

New Rules Require Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Emissions by 25% Over the Next Decade | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Officials said the new rules would cut 1.1 billion tons of carbon emissions and represent a global benchmark for reducing pollutants linked to climate change.
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Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life

Give Old iPhones and iPads a New Lease on Life | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How to revive old iPhone and iPads: Repurpose smartphones and tablets as home security monitors, second computer screens, dedicated backseat entertainment units in the car and more.
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Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever.
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Packaged Foods’ New Selling Point: Fewer Ingredients

Packaged Foods’ New Selling Point: Fewer Ingredients | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food companies put fewer components into packaged foods and tout their simplicity, as consumers seek to recognize what they eat.
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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The commercial waste disposal law that took effect on July 19 requires certain large businesses to separate and recycle organic waste. The law applies to about 350 establishments, including stadiums, hotels, food manufacturers, and wholesalers.
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'Fantastic News': England's Plastic Bag Usage Drops By 85% | Care2 Causes

'Fantastic News': England's Plastic Bag Usage Drops By 85% | Care2 Causes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
England has cut its plastic bag use by 85 percent ever since a 5 pence (7 cent) charge was introduced last October, according to government figures.
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ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new startup called ByFusion created an eco-friendly way to repurpose collected ocean plastic permanently, in the form of construction blocks called RePlast.
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Coffee Grounds Are Being Used as a Sustainable Material for Use in Roads

Coffee Grounds Are Being Used as a Sustainable Material for Use in Roads | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The popularity of coffee is creating millions of tons of coffee grounds which engineers hope to use as a strong base for roadways.
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Ecological Crisis in Brazil is No Match for Competing Countries

Ecological Crisis in Brazil is No Match for Competing Countries | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Photo courtesy of CBC News (Canada) The 2016 games are on! On August 5th, Rio welcomed the Olympic games in Brazil during the opening ceremony. As impressive as
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Which fashion companies are on track to detox?

Which fashion companies are on track to detox? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Greenpeace has released its Detox Catwalk report for 2016, revealing which companies are on track to meet detox commitments by 2020 and which are lagging far behind. The results may surprise you.
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SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells

SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SolarCity is working on roofs made from solar cells that can be used to replace older roofs instead of solar panels placed on existing structures, Chairman Elon Musk said during a recent earnings call.
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New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Public Service Commission's approval of the Empire State's clean energy standard that requires 50 percent of electricity comes from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind by 2030.
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Startling Map Shows True Extent of America's Landfill Problem

Startling Map Shows True Extent of America's Landfill Problem | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This visualization from SaveOnEnergy shows how quickly landfills have boomed across the country, particularly in the past 30 years.
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California cap-and-trade: A booming success in disguise

California cap-and-trade: A booming success in disguise | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Despite a recent auction that left many emissions permits unsold, the California cap and trade system has been a big success, helping the state reduce emissions back to just about 1990 levels while growing its economy.
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Rising Ocean Temperatures Are Making Us Sick

Rising Ocean Temperatures Are Making Us Sick | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Deadly marine bacteria is proliferating in warmer waters, prompting "unprecedented" outbreaks in the U.S. and Europe, a study finds.
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From now on, every government agency will have to consider climate change

From now on, every government agency will have to consider climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The White House has directed all federal agencies to take climate change into account in their actions.
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The Coral Casualty of China’s Marine Aggression

The Coral Casualty of China’s Marine Aggression | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Even more damning than the South China Sea tribunal’s categorical rejection of China’s ‘nine-dash’ line was its description of China’s obliteration of fragile reefs.
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