The Issues and Impacts Associated with China’s Plastic Ban

The U.S., and other Western countries, as a result has lost the ability to depend on China has lost the ability to depend on China in terms of waste management – thus sending the global recycling industry into chaos. Visual Capitalist notes that while outsourcing waste to China was never a sustainable solution, the U.S. has now unexpectedly taken on the environmental and economic burdens that come with it… more

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Are Chemicals Leaching into Potable Water Systems a Problem for Sustainably Designed Buildings?

Are Chemicals Leaching into Potable Water Systems a Problem for Sustainably Designed Buildings? Interest in sustainably designed buildings continues to grow among building owners and facility managers. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council, 27 percent of respondents said green projects made up over 60 percent of their work; furthermore, … more

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