Latest Industrial ecology Stories
When a device such as a cell phone, computer, or refrigerator breaks, so many of us just think to take it out with the trash. What's not considered is the hazardous materials inside the devices.
Go to your refrigerator. Now take almost half the food out and throw it in the trash. That’s what the typical American does, wasting up to 40 percent of the nation’s food supply.
Two researchers have reprised in the journal Energy Policy their groundbreaking finding that improvements in lighting — from candles to gas lamps to electric bulbs — historically have led to increased light consumption rather than lower overall energy use by society.
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