EFRA's report noted that quarter of apples, up to a fifth of onions and up to about an eighth of potatoes were rejected by supermarkets just because they look "ugly" or "funny."
NASA will give away $30,000 to the one who can solve the space poop problems of astronauts.
A new study reveals that levels of greenhouse gases being emitted by wastewater treatment plants are higher the previous estimates and could increase from 12 to 23 percent.
A massive "trash tsunami" overwhelming Hong Kong's beaches has the residents are asking: where is all the garbage coming from? Mounds of waste clog HK's shores, with 85 tons of trash piling up in the first nine days of July alone.
Here are simple tips to have an eco-friendly backpacking experience.
As the world celebrates Earth Day 2016, scientists and researchers are developing new ways to save the environment. One example of that is the packaging made to replace Polystyrene or popularly known as Styrofoam. It is made up entirely of mushroom and is completely biodegradable.
We live in such a globally competitive, profit-prioritizing world that we often forget to take into consideration the thing that matters the most: making our home, the earth, a liveable place for us and for the next generations to come.
The good news is that scientists have discovered a kind of bacteria that breaks down PET. According to the report published in journal Sciences, scientists described this bacteria as able to break down the molecular bonds of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as polyester.
Producing plastic is one of the major adversaries of Mother Earth. Good thing, a student in Iceland found and proposed a solution. He invented an edible and biodegradable water bottle made up of algae. And yes, it decomposes by itself.
Food chains are a common sight not just in the United States, but all over the world. But with their increasing number and influence, what impact and programs do they have to play a big positive role in the environment?
The recovery and conversion of urban waste could become a valuable source of electricity that benefits millions of Africans, say energy and sustainability experts.
Stanford researchers recently discovered that mealworms happily munch on and then convert Styrofoam waste into a usable soil, with no associated health risks. The study has the potential to help reduce the significant amounts of plastic that are annually discarded.
People are advised to eat increased amounts of seafood, bur almost half of it is wasted each year. Since overfishing, pollution and climate change are already impacting fish populations, scientists are examining ways to reduce waste in order to sustain future demands.
Researchers discovered that by soaking and heating used coffee grounds through simple processes, the waste could instead be used to store methane.
University of Adelaide researchers found that by recycling grape waste produced from wine making, they could create an efficient biofuel. This saves wine-makers the cost of disposal and positively impacts the environment, which otherwise receives roughly 13 million tons of grape waste annually.