In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling, engineers at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) mapped out how a problematic waste material could be used as a sustainable—and profitable—replacement for cement.
Known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and data blind spots can make understanding environmental impact difficult. On-the-ground, data-driven resources like the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) are helping businesses and nonprofits measure their impact and put in place successful plans.
About a third of all food in the United States never gets eaten. The result is an estimated $218 billion loss to the U.S. economy each year, an enormous toll on the environment, and a missed opportunity to feed food-insecure communities.
The initial results of a comprehensive materials baseline study for consumer electronics were unveiled. The study found that while the number and types of consumer technology products sold have increased, the net material consumption has declined to levels not seen since the early 1990s.