The “Relief” of phasing out Fossil Fuel! …Now!

“Fix it action” is possible, Now!
The posts* below, offer real actions we can take, Today.

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Finally in the mood to phase out fossil fuel? – Governance

Things we can do, NOW, to phase them out.
– Solutions through the law

“The rules of our world are laws, and they can be changed. Laws can restrict or they can enable. What matters is what they serve. Many of the laws in our world serve property – they are based on ownership. But imagine a law that has a higher moral authority… a law that puts people and planet first. Imagine a law that starts from first “do no harm”, that stops this dangerous game and takes us to a place of safety….” Polly Higgins, 2015

“We need to change the rules.”
Greta Thunberg, 2019

In this post:
The TOTALLY GREEDY EYE of fossil fuel
YOUR VOTE is their “buy” is their VOTE!
YOUR “BUY” IS YOUR VOTE!  – Do The Math! 2012
Actions we humans can achieve through the law
The Year to stop listening to their misinformation
The year we must stop oil&gas at COP 27!
…Remember a list at the bottom of other posts about WASTE to energy

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash 

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Finally in the mood to phase out fossil fuel? People-Civic

Things we can do, NOW, to phase them out.
– Grass Roots Efforts

Hard to talk to China. So let’s talk to USA! ………………….and Europe

This blog, wasterush.info, looks for the encouraging things that we humans can do to harmonize with planet Earth.  The problem that stands out and never seems to stop is fossil fuel. Here too, there are ways to work on phasing them out. Now!

In this post:
Let’s look at the Climate refugees IN the USA.
“Internal displacement”
Adaption OR solution?
Solutions rather than adapting?
Your neighbors talking – climate change?
Solutions, Solutions
Kicking oil companies out of schools
Fossil Fuel Phaseout–From Below
How shareholders are pushing big banks for climate action 
Why I’m Capping a Leaking Gas Well for My Birthday!
Playing my part
These Groups Want Disruptive Climate Protests. Oil Heirs Are Funding Them.
The Financial Times Climate Game – investors
links to actually do it. Just Do It!
…Remember a list at the bottom of other posts about WASTE to Energy

Photo by Callum Shaw on Unsplash

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Finally in the mood to phase out fossil fuel? Environment

Things we can do, NOW, to phase them out.
– Human Ingenuity

This blog, wasterush.info, looks for the encouraging things that we humans can do to harmonize with planet Earth.  The problem that stands out and never seems to stop is fossil fuel. Here too, there are ways to work on phasing them out. Now!

In this post:
The totally greedy/blind eye of fossil fuel,
The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s WHAT DID WE LEARN?
Civilian Conservation Corps
How Can we Save OUR Planet? Sir David Attenborough
Maping Methane in the Permian Basin – The Tools
The methane Hunters
CLOSING methane-spewing oil wells – Well Done Foundation
…Remember a list at the bottom of other posts about WASTE to Energy

credit: Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash 

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Critical Minerals & Rare Elements! ….. COLOSSAL WASTE RUSH

WOW! …the Critical Minerals & Rare Elements industry is already beginning to replace earth mines with “Urban Mining”.
See how fast “Industry” works to solve their own problems!?!
It has only been a few years!

Look here what recyclers have to work with!
This Year

The point herein is that every country, worldwide, needs their own Urban Mining = e-waste recycling. Below are examples of who is doing it and where your country can get help setting up your own operations.

In this post:
Circular Mining
The Demand
The Suppliers – Technology
Rare earth elements await in Coal Mining Waste
The Suppliers – Collection+
Recycling used “Renewables”
“WORLD RESOURCE USE” WILL DOUBLE BY 2060
…Remember, a list at the bottom of posts about WASTE to Energy

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Ukraine can Win the Race to Net Zero!

Horrific Destroyed – Economic Opportunity
for the Ukraine!

For Ukrainians! In Ukrainian! (or English)


Ukrainians hailed as the ‘People of the Year’

Sustainability, Circular Economy Reminders
Ukraine knows
>> This is such an important time to work on it!

In this post:
Harvest the war waste and think Circular
FOOD
DRINKING WATER
TOILETS
LIGHT
ENERGY – ELECTRICITY
WASTE to ENERGY
WASTE MANAGEMENT
THE STEEL COMPANY – Azovstal
…Remember a list at of other posts about WASTE to Energy

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EMF accelerating the Circular Economy Transition

Ellen MacArthur Foundation – wants to put as much as possible of the last part of “Nature’s Life Cycle” back into industry. The part that we humans have to re-evaluate.

In this post:
The WasteRUSH of the 2020’s
Still not focused enough on Closing-the-Loop
Humans have moved outside Earth’s planetary boundaries.
A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS A VERY GOOD IDEA
Inspire your children to think differently
…..Remember a list at the bottom of other posts about the EMF

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Carbon Dioxide – Who else has Ideas to pull it DOWN and OUT?

DAC – separating CO2 from ambient air.
We need to try every idea !

Not the over-all subject of Carbon capture. Only DAC.

In this post:
A Balloon DAC
A DAC Blimp
DAC Mechanical Trees
A Train – Railroad DAC
A Retrofitted Building Ventilation DAC
A Sea Water DAC
A Retrofitted Cooling Tower DAC
A Jet Plane DAC idea
Some kind of DAC at the ends of earth
A little “D.I.Y.” DAC
….Is there money for this?
…Remember a list at the bottom of other posts about GHGs and Capture

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Myco-Remediation – Decompose and Remedy – a Care-Giver

Most Mycelium businesses pull down CO2

In this post:
The SERVICE of Myco-Remedying
Do you have any idea how much Fungus helps pull down Carbon?
Official! Mycorrhizal fungal networks; a major global “carbon sink”
Industrial Messes
Mycoremediation is like a care-giver
Environmental Remediation Jobs
If Mycoremediation has triggered your interest…..
…Remember, a list at the bottom of other posts about Mycelium in Industry

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What makes an economy Circular? Decompose to New Life !

Let’s review.

>>In Nature, After Use:Dead tissues break down and are converted into simple organic forms;food for new life.
>>In Industry, After Use: Break-it-up, dismantle it, separate materials, disassemble it, take it apart into its various materialsand ready them as new feed-stocks for new production.

Recycling and Reuse!
Closing the Loop – The Life Cycle of ALL things

The part that makes it a Circular Economy

In this post:
Without decay, we would overflow with plant & animal “remains”
Decomposition is the first stage = recycling
Recycling business is beginning to turn profitable
There really is an urgent need to accelerate recycling.
…Remember, a list at the bottom of other posts about Waste.

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Waste Online Tools! There are more of them!

an Update !

More online tools where you can sell your production waste.
Landfills, must be shrinking !?!

Wow, Your Company’s Muck Is Their Company’s Raw Material?

….. First Search in a “Waste to Resource” Online Exchange when you are looking for a feed stock!

In this post:
the first two
now there are more online tools
Regional – Waste Exchanges
…Remember, a list at the bottom of posts aboutWaste

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CLEAN AIR – IS, ALREADY – IN OUR GRASP! NOW!

The Technology is Here!
We need to invest in it! Companies find ways to get the new technology!
Count the Ways YOU can Clean your Air! NOW!

There are already so many technologies, today, that make it possible for you to clean the air, NOW!
I have listed only 11 in this post! …More exist around the world.
Look closer in your region or ask me to help you search…….

In this post:
Direct Air Capture,
Clean Energy, for fuel, heat, transit, even water
Clean Agriculture
Clean Up Communities
Clean Urban Mining
1000+ more Solutions
…at the bottom, a list of other posts aboutWaste

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Recycling Grants/Funding for Waste Plastic

Another post in the series:
Waste Plastic Upcycle Businesses – Opportunities, Opportunities!

In this post:
some Funding and Grant Sources directories,
from Africa,ASEAN countries,Australia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA, World Wide,Maybe a Crowdfunder?
Maybe a new way to find assistance – CoffeeMug?
Waste; our Assurance of future Resources, more posts listed at the bottom

above image: Plastic Collage, Precious Plastic: A Global Community of Recycling Entrepreneurs

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Cigarette Butts: Pick them Up Off The Street!

The most littered item on planet Earth!
Or Recycle them!!!!!!!!
Make a business and provide some 50 other people with work from their homes.

In this post:
The most littered PLASTIC item
CODE Effort Pvt. Ltd. on facebook,
Their recycling process,
How they started their marketing,
Is this a project that you would like to do?
…Remember a list at the bottom of other posts about using Waste

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Vetiver System Proven I say, “Heal the Land with Vetiver”

Vetiver System < (C. zizanioides)

Do you live near one of these scars?

Vancouver Island copper mine that has been recovered
Vancouver Island Copper Mine

Heal the Scars,
Put back BioDiversity.
Capture and pull down CO2.
Rid the land and water of contaminants.
Slow down water velocity.
Attract native species to return and Heal.
Not invasive
Strong Organic Stablization of land
Much Cheaper than ridged contruction!
>>>>>All with the Vetiver Grass System

In this post:
Vetiver Grass can do it ALL!
an illustrative Story,
Let’s “Heal the Scars”– Reclaim the land,
Positive Healing Results from Planting Vetiver,
Using Vetiver to restore, heal dry lands, deserts in Vietnam
A unique Bioengineering Tool
Where can you find Vetiver- Chrysopogon zizanioides?

above image: Abandoned Illegal Gold Mine destruction in the Amazon

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Urban Mining ! – More important than ever

= Capture Critical Minerals & Elements in recycling

I say the future needs to be Urban Mining = Total Materials Recycling.
Waste is not only Wealth. Waste is our Warranty of Resources.
Clean Energy Demand for Critical Minerals is set to skyrocket!
They call it Urban Mining = Recycling Materials
Huge amounts of Critical Minerals in our Waste!

In this post:
What do you want to know first?
The Demand
The Supply
The Work needed to Supply the Demand
More Urban Mining ! versus Raw Material Mining?
…a list at the bottom of other posts about Waste.

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Time to AskNature.org – Ray of Hope Prize Finalists

The more companies that search for their business solutions in Nature, the closer we will all get to harmony with planet Earth!
a dry toilet

In this post:
Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and mimicking Nature
Ray of Hope Prize Program Finalist – change:WATER Labs
Congratulations to the Ray of Hope Prize 2020 Winner ECOncrete!
Look at these ideas! From Alexandre Magnin
…Remember at the bottom a list of other posts about Biomimicry

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Construction Mycelium, Industry..wait a minute

review, rehash, rethink and then onward

I am taking my own advice.
In this pandemic moment, there’s plenty to learn from standing still.
The pandemic is an opportunity to review, rethink, rehash.
I have followed the development of Mycelium in Industry for the last few years and thought it would be good to stand back and review ………..

In this post:
Growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology: a white paper
Rethinking….MycoComposite Construction is par with WOOD?
Rethinking….Growing Myceliated Facades
Some related projects: 3-D printing, research, Fungar.eu , video
…Myco-Composite Suppliers and other posts listed at the bottom

above image: https://thegrowingpavilion.com/

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Wipes – Human Behavior & False Advertising – a Crisis!

It is the solution that matters. Do you have one?

The Person who can Solve this Problem – could save the world!*

WE are the Dominant Risk To Our Survival

In this post:
If you can influence Humans…..,
False advertising & Human Laziness,
It is not just the clogged sewers.
All because of false Advertising
People have tried for years to solve this problem,
Change our behavior as fast as we can.
…Remember more posts listed at the bottom about
the UX of eco-ethical APPs and water-sanitation-toilets

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COVID 19 Waste – Pick it up off the street!

Recycling the waste from the Corona Virus.

In this post:
The COVID-19 pandemic is generating tons of medical waste ,
Is anybody doing anything with this Waste?
Brick 2.0 – ECO ECLECTIC TECHNOLOGIES
Plaxtil
TerraCycle
The Face-Mask Seat
“Delta robot”
Safety measures & precautions to work with the COVID 19 waste
From Precious Plastic: What to do with Masks
… Waste Plastic and other Waste Posts at the bottom

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Waste Plastic BUSINESSES – There is UpCycle Training

more business/project examples
Plus some market reminders

Hands on workshops to get on board?

In this post:
Not all bio-plastics decompose in any situation!,
The Unexpected Boom In Startups!!!
Precious Plastic businesses populating the world – Map
Such a great variety of products and production models
Plastic 3D printing – demo?
…a list at the bottom of other posts about Waste Plastic

above image: Ruben Thier

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Hurray for planet Earth! and Democracy!

Plastic Waste – There’s lots of work to do!

In a matter of a few more difficult months in the USA….The Whole World Will Be “Back On Track” to continue the work with waste and more, solving our climate challenges.

In this post:
The Oil&Gas industry thought plastics would make a lot of business
#1 Turning plastic waste into hydrogen and high-value carbons
#2 Enzyme That Breaks Down Plastic Bottles in Hours – Carbios
#3 Waste Plastic Upcycle Businesses – Opportunities!
#4 What if there was a system that could take value from Rubbish? #ubq
…a list at the bottom of other posts about Waste Wealth

above image: Turning plastic waste into hydrogen and high-value carbons

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Urban Energy Retrofits for existing buildings

Huge World Wide Demand!
Lots of room for small businesses.
Can your business be part of this?

In this post:
Better Buildings, Block by Block,
Reversing Climate Change, One Building At A Time – Bloc Power
$20B BUILDING ENERGY RETROFIT MARKET,
Retrofit cuts energy use by 36 percent at Lisbon’s Historic City Hall
Theres lots to think about when setting up a retrofit business.
A Closer Look at Energy Retrofit Financing,
City Energy Project Resource Library
Heat pumps could satisfy 90% of global heating needs
What to do with your old boiler? Do not waste WASTE revenue.

above image: My Zero Energy Retrofit Beats my 401(k) “The return on investment is over double the return on my retirement investments this year.”

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