Pollution creates a negative externality that affects everyone on the planet to some degree. There are certain communities that are underrepresented and thus the impact could be greater on them. Native Indian communities in the Pacific Northwest in North America … Read More
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Discarded tires have become a heavy and growing disposal problem that continues to accumulate in the world today. In the United States particularly, discarded tires amounting to over 279 million are being added to an estimated 2 billion tires stockpiled … Read More
Native Americans in California have struggled for self-determination in land-use decisions since their first encounters with Europeans more than 300 years ago. Settler colonial policies by Spain, Mexico, and the United States have attempted to divorce Californian people from the … Read More
Economic Incentives for Organics Diversion and Markets for Finished Compost Products in the United States
Organic waste represents a challenge, since it constitutes around 30-50% of the municipal solid waste (MSW). Thus, the proper management of organic wastes will drastically reduce the volume of pollution arising from improper waste management (Treadwell et al., 2018). In … Read More
For many outdoor enthusiasts, Colorado is one of the best destinations to immerse in nature. Formed by 104,000 square miles of mountains, plains, canyons, and desert, its unique landscape is home to the world’s largest flat top mountain, the Grand … Read More
Single-use plastics and disposables are finding their way back into the waste stream with the surge in demand for face shields, masks, and the packaging involved in e-commerce.
Plastic has become a staple in industrialized societies. Due to its low cost, durability, and versatility, producers have grown reliant on plastics to manufacture and package their goods.
The environment where someone resides can seriously affect their health and overall wellbeing. Illegal dumping is permeating American cities, threatening the health of both urban environments and their inhabitants. The creation of safe spaces is necessary for regional sustainability and resilience. Using … Read More