The fashion and beauty industry can be hard on Mother Nature. Fabric, raw materials, packaging, processing, production, and shipping can leave a lasting environmental footprint (even if it is in the shape of a six-inch heel). Thankfully, many companies, brands, and retailers are adopting environmentally friendly and sustainable practices in an effort to decrease their impact on the environment. Looking good and doing good has never been so rewarding. Continue reading
Droughts, hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes are the major effects of global warming. Here are the other effects that could increase your awareness with nature and global warming.
Drought causes the livestock of our farmers to decrease in its survival rate. Suicide could be influenced by emotional distress and other social issues. The destruction of their crops could bring them depression and losing a large amount of money could add more to the issues that they are facing. Researchers have published the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences correlating the events that may have caused the farmers to commit suicide. Aside from the destruction of the crops, people could also commit suicide due to the price hike of the major commodities and having no money to buy them, they think committing suicide could end their sufferings.
According to Center for Disease Control, this virus took the lives of 41 people and has infected 1,118 individuals across the country. CDC has detected human and animal infections in 47 states including Texas which have 586 cases and 11 deaths as reported.
Drought can make creeks to stop flowing and this would be the best habitat for mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus. Moreover, increased temperature makes these mosquitoes to breed faster and make the incubation period for the virus to shorten which could make the virus to spread rapidly across the country.
3. River Obstruction
Drought could also dry our river banks. In Memphis, water level goes down as low as 12 feet below the normal level. Ships and boats used to transport goods could not travel along the 11 miles of the river, making the river closed for transportation of goods and making the economy to suffer and worst, bag down. Knowing that this river supports a $40 billion worth of goods, the economy would greatly be affected by this river obstruction. Scooping sediments from the river was done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a response to the event. The marine ecosystem on the river could also be devastated due to the drying of the rivers.
4. Nuclear Plant Shutdown
These power plants rely on the cool water to cool their reactors. When water temperature rises, these power plants would have to have other options in cooling their reactors. If there are no other sources, they could opt to shut down the power plant or release some radioactive materials to support their operation. Nuclear meltdown would be the worst possible scenario, knowing that nuclear power plants operate at an optimum temperature.
5. Cows Fed Candy
Drought causes the farming industry to bag down. Nick Smith, the co-owner of United Livestock Commodities in Kentucky, has to feed his cows with expired candy products just to keep the livestock alive. It has made the cows survived but it has increased the possibility of the cows to develop E. coli. Also, human side effects of these candy-fed cows are possible due to ethanol mixture and expired candies which cows are not intended to eat. Rubbish Clearance London
In the current fashion trend, we have thrown more than 500,000 tons of clothes in landfill every year compared to only two million tons being bought by shops.
And Britain is no exception as we have been famous as a “throw-away society” with one of every three local councils can find clothes and rubbish together. In the past, old clothes were reused, hand down to family or relatives, or donated to charity organizations.
The British Government wants to limit clothes dumping by requiring its local councils to introduce textile recycling to address the increase in clothes dumping and stop them from reaching the landfills.
Most common waste have been significantly reduce from going to the landfills but textile garbage has increase three times in just a few years since the price of clothes have drop due to ‘Primark effect’.
To reduce limit the waste that goes to landfills, the British Government enforce taxes for every ton of waste being delivered to dumpsites or suffer with extreme fines. Concerned about the issue, the local councils have begun adding textile to their segregation that includes plastics, paper, glass and cardboard.
This move requires that every household must have a separate clothing bins need to be segregated from types of waste such as glass and food waste but clothes can also be added with plastic, paper and tin.
The local councils also develop co-mingled collections where recyclable materials are all put in one bag. Some local council is presently testing a technique where clothes are put into ‘survival sack’ together with clean recycled materials such as paper but will make sure that it remains clean and can be segregated after.
Around 60% of our clothes being collected are sent to Africa and Eastern Europe for re-use and another 35% is being used as mattress fillers or insulation while less down 5% that cannot be recycled are thrown to landfills.
But some charity shops are concerned that we will be encouraged to throw our clothes rather than donating it to charitable institutions. Most people now forget how to stitch damage clothes anymore and they find it economical to buy than fixing an old one.
We must therefore think about the labor and environmental effect of throwing clothes and buying new ones and consider re-using these clothes or recycling.
During extreme heat or out in the sun, we are always grabbing a bottle of cool and refreshing bottle of water or soda. Although we don’t really care about our famous plastic bottle, did you know what can one plastic bottle you recycle can do? .
We use around 15 million of plastic bottles in the United Kingdom and that’s a lot of waste! We sometimes complain about how much rubbish we have in United Kingdom but we are the cause and the solution. Plastic bottles are slowly filling our landfill but nearly half of this is being recycled today. Congratulate yourself for the effort, but you can do more to lessen our rubbish.
We have been recycling more than 20 times now since 2000 because of the different technologies available for recycling and hopefully all materials can be recycled 100%. Today we can get products such as fences, bags, flooring, fleeces and even recycled bottles from bottles. Try buying products from recycled materials so that they can produce more recycled products.
I urge you to recycle a bottle a day or don’t use plastic bottles anymore. If all of us in the UK will do this , then we can save more energy to energize 71,000 plasma screen TV’s. So clean your old water bottle and carry it every day when you go to work or watch a football game.
Here are some interesting Plastic Facts
- 1947- Plastic bottles were available for commercial use and we have filled our landfills with it and now is a great time to recycle.
- Almost all plastic bottles can be recycled now so why not start recycling and show you’re creative side.
- For 35 years now, the plastic bottle is the most used material and we have a choice of not using them. Bring your own bag when buying your grocery.
- One tonne of recycle bottle can prevent 1.5 tonnes of carbon emission that would help our environment a lot.
- An adult size fleece can be made using 25 2-liter of plastic bottle, so why not use those old clothes or donate them.
- 90% of our Local authorities offer collection areas for recycling and all we have to do is segregate.
So what can one plastic bottle do? One plastic bottle you recycled can power a 60 W of light bulb in six hours, so try to bring your own water bottle every day to work or play.
Rubbish Removal London recycle almost 80% of the rubbish they collect.