Waste

A person in a white shirt, head not pictured, holds a yellow water bottle with several colorful, overlapping stickers.

Paige Valego, GW class of 2021. (Greer Blount/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
So Long, Single-Use? | As George Washington University students returned to campus in the fall of 2021, they took ownership of the university's single-use plastics ban through the personalization of reusable water bottles.
A person with short hair in a life jacket pulls a white plastic bucket out of a body of water while kneeling in a boat.

Eckerd student samples water near Skyway after the Piney Point spill that occurred earlier this year (Shannon Gowans/Eckerd College).

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
In March 2021, a leak was discovered at the Piney Point phosphate mine and fertilizer plant in Florida. Researcher Shannon Gowans said the following red tide was "one of the most severe" she has seen.

Food scraps are turned into methane and other gases that are captured and turned into fuel in UC Davis' Renewable Energy Anaerobic Biodigester. (KQED Quest/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
There are only two days left at COP26, and while much progress has been made, there's still more to do. Today learn about how reducing methane could change our climate's course, and explore packaging challenges.
George Washington University
Disposable period care products can have a huge environmental impact. Here are five brands selling sustainable alternatives to reduce the waste from periods around the world.
Syracuse University
Thrifting is not only great for the environment, but amazing for the human soul.
The George Washington University
The secondary byproduct of the pandemic: More takeout orders means restaurants are producing more packaging waste, prompting the need for a sustainable solution for carryout food.
Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
A photo essay highlighting a local environmental activist. Joseph Wright chooses to spend his time making a difference by physically removing trash from the Potomac River.
Eckerd College
Compost could be the key to turning around the future of our planet.
George Washington University
Precious Plastic is providing an alternative to the difficult recycling of plastic waste, but transforming it into useful products.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Dumpster diving is an alternative solution to wasting food.

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