Sustainable Christmas | An upcycled advent calendar

  Good morning everybody! How did your weekend start? Mine doesn’t look like the best in the last year because it’s since Thursday I am fighting with a terrible cold. But it doesn’t matter… The program therefore is: bed, honey, ginger and lemon tea [a lot of…!], movies, and hopefully ice-cream if I can find the strength of going…

Sustainabledmu week #7 | 19th – 25th of november 2012

Goodmorning #DMU!It’s brand new week!We’re talking of #waste & #sustainable #resource #management? What do u do to reduce waste production? — Sustainable DMU (@SustainableDMU) 7 days ago .@SustainableDMU #unwaste starts at the shops. Fancy packaging is no longer attractive. If nothing else it adds to the cost. — Owen Williams (@c3iq) 7 days ago @RachJ32…

Sustainable Waste | The waste of holidays

Today I’d like to share a couple of nice infographics on the impact of holidays on our waste production. My intention is not to make anyone feel nervous or guilty about what he/she has been doing in the past, neither to say that you shouldn’t celebrate with family and friends festivities. I am a strong protector…

Sustainable Waste | Food waste: what you can do

The recyclability of food waste depends on the local authority. If you’ve received a kitchen caddy to collect food waste, it does mean that you can recycle food remaining, raw and cooked. It is important that you remove all packaging from food. The collected scraps will be composted at local facilities and used in agriculture and…

Sustainable Waste | Food waste and sustainability

According to projections by FAO, the worldwide food production has to increase of 70% by 2050, in order to be able to supply enough food for the growing world population. However, today more than one third of the food that we grow and process is lost or waste. Food waste entails high environmental costs. “Food loss:…

Sustainable Waste | Recycling mystery

Just a little list of things you might have wondered if it was possible to recycle or not. Click on the object to be directed to the article. Deodorant tubes Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes Phone books Milk and juice cartons Pizza boxes Candy wrappers

Sustainable Waste | The secret life of paper

Did you like yesterday’s post about the secret life of mobile phones?  I have today a post of the same type about the life of paper. It’s really good and being DMU a university I think it’s really important to understand the importance of recycling and not wasting paper. Starting again with a video, by informinc.org,…