A frequently asked questions to EcoMyths Alliance is “do you need to rinse all containers before tossing them into the recycling bin”? To explore this issue, today on our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talked with engineering professor and researcher Eric Masanet, PhD, of Northwestern University.
On our next EcoMyths segment we talk about antibacterial soap. Studies show that using antibacterial soap chemicals like triclosan does not, in fact, get you cleaner and may pose risks to public health and the environment.
Hard to believe, but true: the average American kid spends an average of seven and a half hours per day using entertainment media on a computer, cell phone, TV, or other electronic device, according to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a wood boring beetle that's killed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and on its way to ruining millions more. Cutting down these trees is just one way to get rid of the pest, but it’s not enough. Jerome and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talk with two experts about other options and the tree's significance to Chicago.
People often assume that the best way to dispose of unused pharmaceuticals is to flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain. But the EPA and FDA backed off this recommendation. Medicines are among the thousands of “chemicals of emerging concern” in our drinking water that the EPA and scientists now monitor. Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from the EcoMyths Alliance discuss flushing medicines with two experts.
A recent Stanford University study about the health value of organic produce stirred up a lot of conversation. Is organic produce overrated? Is sustainable produce too costly in terms of price or carbon footprint?