The ageing military fuel storage facility operated by the U.S. Navy has been under investigation for years following a series of leaks, which have never let to its closure. In December 2021, following a 14,000 gallon fuel loss, an emergency order has finally been put in place to remove the fuel and permanently close the facility. The leak has contaminated the water supply of 92,000 O’ahu residents causing serious health issues.
Bioplastics - the future, or just another problem?
Could we have found the answer to our plastic problem? By creating plastics from renewable biomass sources, instead of petrobased polymers, scientists have found a way to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels - but at what cost? Find out more about the pro's and con's here.
The priniciples of zero waste embrace the familiar concepts of recycling and reusing, but also that of living in an environmentally friendly way. If we can lower our consumption, the demand for products, packaging, materials, and fuel falls - along with high levels of trash and its associated pollution. Find out here how you can get started on your zero waste journey today.
These tiny pieces of plastic fragments have found their way into our natural ecosystems. They exist in the form of microbeads, fibers and pellets, or broken down from a larger plastic object. Cosmetics, clothing, and industry are the main culprits. Learn about the effects it is having on organisms including humans here, aswell as the microbead ban, and many other reports.