International Resource Panel

International Resource Panel Report

• International Resource Panel Report says material resource use expected to reach nearly 90 billion tonnes in 2017, and may more than double from 2015 to 2050 • Without greater resource efficiency, Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed • Resource efficiency policies and initiatives can cut resource use 26 per cent, and reduce greenhouse gas…

Pesticide Residue in Food

Pesticide Residue Levels Remain Low

In a report issued on November 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 98% of domestic and 90% of imported foods tested in FY 2015 were compliant with federal pesticide residue limits. Pesticides combat pests that may affect crop yield in human and animal food crops. Certain trace amounts of pesticides, or pesticide…

Pollution Commission

Pollution linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015

• Air pollution is the biggest contributor, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015, while water pollution (1.8 million deaths) and workplace-related pollution (0.8 million deaths) pose the next largest risks. • Almost all pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrializing countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar…