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The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic)

The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt.

The UKDebt Advisory Centre has created this infographic to highlight how much could be saved with less waste; this could go some way to reducing debt levels for families – and cutting food wastage too.

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E-Hazards: Manifest Tragedy [Infographic]

E-Hazards: Manifest Tragedy [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

As technology continues to progress and the lifespan of consumer electronics continues to shorten, there is a significant problem that society is left to ponder: e-waste. The steady influx of new technologies being adopted by more people presents the growing challenge of what to do with the old electronics.

When these electronics end up in landfills and are improperly recycled, they jeopardize the well-being of the individuals involved and of the environment around them. It would be naïve to think the problems caused by these obsolete electronics stop with the country producing the waste or that it is a contained problem.


This infographic explores the shrinking product cycles of electronic devices, the mounting challenge of hazardous e-waste, and how various governments, schools and professionals are becoming involved.

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What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic]

What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic from Metrofax highlights the benefits of going green in the workplace:  Waste-conscious companies can increase revenue, reduce disposal costs, and save resources.

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The Seas of Plastic | Visual.ly

The Seas of Plastic | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

'We created an interactive data visualisation about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans based on a study that our scientist and oceanographer Laurent Lebreton published in 2012. It is based on the results of a numerical model of floating marine debris and serves to identify the 5 plastic gyres as well as other accumulation zones. Furthermore it provides an insight to relative contributors by regions and allows for comparison by region and accumulation zone.'

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Deconstructing Construction Waste & Saving Big with Modular [infographic]

Deconstructing Construction Waste & Saving Big with Modular [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Construction accounts for 24 percent of all solid waste produced in the U.S. That’s approximately 160 million tons of construction and demolition debris created every year.


Reducing construction waste can have a tremendous impact on landfill costs, not to mention the obvious benefit to our environment. One solution for greener building is modular construction. Modular is inherently more resource efficient, and can dramatically reduce C&D waste.

This infographic shares some staggering construction waste figures and the waste and money savings that can result from modular building...

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Visualizing Paper Waste | Infographics

Visualizing Paper Waste | Infographics | green infographics | Scoop.it

Are you still printing employee handbooks?  Are you still hanging on to that filing cabinet?  Are you still filling out employee paperwork by hand?

 

Aside from being a huge burden on the environment, it’s a drain on your time and your money.

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Water: Global facts + statistics [infographic]

Water: Global facts + statistics [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever notice how we ask for “just water” at a restaurant? Like the source of all life is somehow inferior to soda or a glass of wine (both of which are mostly water)? A new infographic gives you just about every fact you need to know about water… including the ways we’re wasting it.

Take a look, and stop by the original article to share any other facts about water you wished more people knew. 

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The secret life of garbage [Infographic]

The secret life of garbage [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

The world throws away more than 750 million tons of garbage each year, and not all of it ends up where you think...
In fact, the average American produces 10 times his or her body weight in trash each year, and when it comes to disposing it, taking out the trash is just the beginning.


Learn more about the issue, as well related environmental effects and implications, at the link to the complete infographic.

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Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends

Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how much trash you create over the course of a year? The amount may surprise you! This infographic to show you the dirty details on just how much garbage is generated and recycled across the globe...

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Go Green When Moving By Reusing, Reducing, And Recycling – Infographic

Go Green When Moving By Reusing, Reducing, And Recycling – Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

From data from the U.S. Census, the average American will end up moving 11 times in his or her lifetime. Each time someone moves, it has a negative effect on the environment. Fortunately, the damage you do depends on the distance you travel when moving. We learn from this infographic:
1. 50% of Americans move a short distance, less than 10 miles
2. 24% of Americans move a medium distance, which is less than 50 miles
3. 26% of Americans do the long haul, and move long distances (more than 50 miles)
In order to best make your move green, you can start by choosing plastic containers over cardboard boxes. A typical plastic container can be used an average of 400 times, while a cardboard box gets used on average 2.5 times. It takes an astounding 90% less energy to recycling one pound of plastic than to recycle one pound of cardboard or paper...

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Infographic: Waste Management Trends

Infographic: Waste Management Trends | green infographics | Scoop.it

Here’s a great visualization outlining some trends in waste management.
The infographic below hints toward several trends in the industry: a rising need for home cleaning services, an increase in recycling, and how the percentage of recycling can increase or reduce pressure on industry margins.
For example, according to the data below, only 1 in 2 aluminum cans are recycled. This pressures aluminum suppliers to mine for more, and keeps demand for aluminum high. If recycling rates increase, prices may lower. Similarly, if recycling efforts increase, it will affect profits of management companies that handle waste.
If you’re interested in learning more about the waste management industry, we list the 20 largest companies (trading on the U.S. exchanges) below. If you wish to analyze any of the names further, you can click on the stock icons and links to access free tools on Kapitall.com.

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Space Waste [infographic]

Space Waste [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Usually, the term “space exploration” has been associated with groundbreaking new discoveries. But what happens to all the junk left in space from these glorious missions? It orbits around the globe at extreme speeds.
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How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year

How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year | green infographics | Scoop.it
Kars4Kids just created an Infographic entitled “How many cars were recycled last year” (below).

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The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic)

The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt.

Debt Advisory Centre has created this infographic to highlight how much we could save if we were more careful with what we spend on food. This could go some way to reducing debt levels for families living in the UK – and cutting food wastage too.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:56 PM

In the US, the cuts in SNAP (food stamps) is critical to people's welfare. The two primary programs to supplement or meet food needs are SNAP and food pantries. There is indeed a third, rescuing perfectly good food from sources like supermarkets, restaurants, etc where it can no longer be sold. It can be donated into the system of help people in need. 

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Infographic: How-To Compost

Infographic: How-To Compost | green infographics | Scoop.it

Composting is the combining and managing of specific waste materials so that they decompose. Once the materials are mixed together, microbes in the soil will start to breakdown the waste and turn it into the nutrient rich material that helps plants grow.

By composting, you are not only creating something that helps keep plants healthy, but you are keeping compostable waste products like food scraps and yard waste out of landfills.


This infographic reviews the dos and dont’s of composting, where and how to compost, what to compost and what not to compost. You can also download a PDF of the poster.

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Green Dot's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:24 PM

Green Dot's Terratek Flex will biodegrade in a home composting environment

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How to compost

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America’s E-Waste Problem – Infographic

America’s E-Waste Problem – Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

'Following up on an e-Waste post from awhile back, we thought we would put together an infographic about the state of e-Waste in the U.S.  It is a challenging problem for businesses and individuals everywhere, and the issue is much bigger than you may have thought...'


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Hein Holthuizen's comment, April 20, 2013 12:24 AM
thanks for this info
Lance LeTellier's comment, April 24, 2013 12:34 PM
Also, when recycling e-Waste, make sure it is processed in US rather than shipped to third-world countries where it likely sits for years in huge piles where the exposure to the environment causes toxic runoff.
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Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting

Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting | green infographics | Scoop.it

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sustainable America has created the following infographic to show how food is wasted and lost around the world, and what can be done about it.


Food waste and food security are serious problems, but there are current solutions and ways you can help. Read on to learn more, and stay tuned for our next blog post, which will delve deeper into some of the points made by Lappe and Nierenberg in the Wall Street Journal piece.

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Creativity Angel's comment, February 3, 2013 11:30 PM
Insects are the solution, more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day.
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Insects are the solution. Western people has to use to know that more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day and they are the most effective food.

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Go Green! Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic

Go Green!  Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Wood, plastic, paper, rock, and metal are commonly thrown away after a construction project. If they were recycled, though, they could make mulch, fuel, furniture, toilet paper, newspapers, and even roofs.


Check out this infographic from a waste management company in New Jersey to learn more...

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Infographic: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Infographic: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree | green infographics | Scoop.it

The tinsel is undraped and the ornaments carefully stores away. All that is left is a dry, majestic, 6-foot-tall Douglas Fir in the corner of your living room. Every year, an estimated 30 million of these fragrant, fresh, Christmas trees are sold in the United States, but as much as 10% of them go straight to landfills—never to be recycled.


Learn more about what can you do to keep your Yuletide centerpiece from going to waste while also helping your community...

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Waste-to-Energy: Green Power Generation

Waste-to-Energy: Green Power Generation | green infographics | Scoop.it

Waste-to-energy (WTE) is the process of creating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the incineration of a waste source. But how does the process generate green power?

A form of energy recovery, such processes produce electricity directly through combustion or produce a combustible fuel commodity.


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Infographic: How many tons of waste goes to landfills in Britain..?

Infographic: How many tons of waste goes to landfills in Britain..? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Britain is beginning to do its bit when it comes to the environment but there are still millions of tonnes of waste being dumped here every year... 

Mat Crocker, head of illegals and waste at the Environment Agency, said: ‘We can’t keep putting waste in the ground indefinitely because there is limited capacity left in England and Wales. 

‘But the good news is that we are taking recycling and reusing more seriously.’

He said more than 40 per cent of household waste was recycled in England last year, compared to just 11 per cent ten years ago. ‘Increased recycling means that the amount of waste we send to landfill has been reduced by nearly half over the past decade,’ he added...

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Mind your textile waste: Infographic

Mind your textile waste: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it
Here's the skinny on trash trends: Of the roughly 13 million tons of textiles tossed each year, only about 15% are recovered for reuse or recycling.
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10 Food Infographics That Have Us Consciously Consuming

A collection of informative infographics exploring food topics like vegetarianism, seasonal eating, fast food, food waste, and artisan gelato.

Food. For some people, it’s a simple necessity. For others, it’s a reason for living. Regardless of where you fall on the foodie spectrum, you’re sure to learn something from this selection of food infographics, which explore everything from seasonable eating to food waste...

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What's In Your Trash?

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The What’s In Your Trash infographic explores what constitutes trash in America. From Bolt Insurance, this design breaks down all of the stuff we throw away.

The cleaning services industry brings in more than $50 billion a year, from janitorial services to residential cleaning agencies, and the industry is projected to continue growing. Americans generated more than 250 tons of garbage in 2010. In BOLT’s What’s In Your Trash infographic, find out what is really in your trash and how important cleaning services and janitorial services are. Through recycling and waste incineration, as much as 90% of waste can bypass the landfill! Presented as an infographic to help you more easily visualize and retain this important information...

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Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize just how much we consume. While purchasing 'green this' and 'eco-friendly that' is all well and good, one of the root causes of our environmental problems is hyper consumption. We simply buy too much of what we don't really need. So, we leave here some statistics on three major topics of consumerism: food, cars and trash...

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