The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) mission is to educate, inform and document the performance of Zero Waste Businesses using scientific methods to help businesses and communities become more healthy and sustainable.
We’re hearing a lot about food waste lately. Every year a staggering one-third — 1.3 billion tonnes — of the world’s food is wasted after it has been harvested: 45 per cent of fruit and vegetables, 35 per cent of fish and seafood, 30 per cent of cereals, 20 per cent of dairy products and 20 per cent of meat.
Whatever happened to litter awareness? We don’t seem to do that much anymore. When I was a child my mom scolded me for littering. “Don’t be a litterbug” was posted on waste bins. The “Crying Indian Man” ads were everywhere.
I’m not sure what’s more appalling—Tierney’s lack of regard for the impact our production and consumption has on developing nations, the environment, and the loss of resources for future generations or his advocacy for simply burying everything because civilizations have been doing so for thousands of years.