When you take the time to consider how much waste your warehouse operation likely puts out on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, the amount may be staggering. After all, you handle a significant amount of materials each day, and workers aren’t always trained in how to recycle or dispose of items in the most efficient manner – not to mention, sustainability comes with a price.
In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a plan to increase its knowledge about how it can influence conservation of several natural resources. The project was surrounded by the concept of sustainability, and was meant to foster an environment that is healthy, productive, cleaner and less polluted and fully stable. Safe and Sustainable water resources were among the most widely discussed topics.
On March 27, 2012, members of the Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge Coalition announced their decision to try and appeal the Oregon Water Resources Department’s (OWRD) approval of permit applications that move Nestle one key step closer to bottling Oregon’s water.
There is a war against bottled water in the United States. The disposable plastic beverage is getting booted from a number of colleges across the country – including Ivy League education systems and the giant University of Vermont.
The American citizens will finally have clearly outlined system to monitor water infrastructure. Recently, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) teamed up to develop a new sustainability framework for evaluating and rating the community, environment and economic benefits of water infrastructure projects.
Students across the country have joined forces to put an end to the wasteful uses of plastic disposable water bottles. These containers pose significant threats to the environment and health of those who drink from the plastics.
The global bottled water industry has really grown in the last ten years. With good PR, and an aged business model in place, bottled water is the only solution many consumers believe exist. Unfortunately, in order for those organizations to keep up with supply and demand, they’re forced to look for continuous water sources to use for their products. This includes more than just the water for filling these bottles, but the water required to mass produce these plastic jugs. It’s a lot of water. Typically, these organizations find small communities to drain, and persuade local officials into offering up the supply in exchange for new jobs, but as history has shown, that rarely pans out as expected.
Education systems have a responsibility to teach their students how to become better world leaders. After all, the individuals who enroll in their classes may play a big role in shaping the future of the United States. Therefore, with energy conservation and sustainability becoming a growing trend, school officials may want to lead by example.