The United States is the No. 1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person, per year. Of this trash, China used to process nearly one-third of the recyclable plastic in North America, but not anymore as its garbage ban is fully in effect as of this year. With waste becoming more difficult to ditch, Americans will need to embrace a zero-waste mentality. Time, money and confusion often top the most cited reasons why people fail to adopt a greener lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take a ton of time to become an effortless environmentalist.
Gail Barnes, Ph.D., is a technology and sustainability expert who has consulted with companies worldwide on product sustainability innovation with composting and recycling strategies, as well as advising on consumer insights and evolving trends. She says that one of the biggest obstacles to improving environmental conditions is our daily habits, but if we can start by making a few minor changes in our daily routine, it can add up to making a big difference to the environment.
Join Late Night Health host, Mark Alyn as he discusses with Gail Barnes simple green changes than make you feel empowered about taking an active role in protecting the environment, and three of the latest eco-friendly trends that are easy to adapt into your already hectic schedule.
Gail Barnes Ph.D, and her passion for sustainability and the environment has led to her work in several global environmental initiatives including the development of packaging to protect the nutritional value and taste of food. Listen in and learn simple green changes that can make a difference in our environment with Late Night Health host, Mark Alyn, and Gail Barnes!