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Food waste – down the bin, drain or in the soil?

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by Sahana Singh I have just discovered a new fact about America. Most American households do not throw their kitchen waste in the garbage bin; they throw it down their drains. An interesting contraption installed under the kitchen sink called the garbage disposal unit captures the food waste, shreds it into small pieces (less than 2mm) after […]

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September 20th, 2012 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Waste Management | Read More »

Have You Thrown Something Away Today?

Photo 1 Image Credit: EarthScholars Research Group

by James H. Wandersee and Renee M. Clary It is considered admirable when people pick-up litter and discard their own trash.  Clean cities and homes are considered progressive and inviting.  We are frequently admonished to “dispose of our trash properly.” Society uses the word trash to include things that are broken, empty, soiled, redundant, outdated, […]

August 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Waste Management | Read More »

GOONJ: Not Just A Piece of Cloth

Layers of recycled cloth fillers in GOONJ's sanitary napkin

by Bhavani Prakash India is a land of extreme contrasts. While there are pockets of unimaginable wealth and prosperity due to the rapid economic growth of recent decades, these co-exist with a vast population of poor who can barely feed or clothe themselves, whether in urban slums or in villages. Women are the worst affected […]

May 26th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Behaviour Change,Sanitation,Waste Management | Read More »

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