It’s called the “Plastic Pandemic”

It’s been over a year since Covid-19 has hit here in the U.S. and we all can agree that it has been exhausting. Whether you’re an anti-masker or a masker, it’s been a rough journey for all of us, not being able to go out…

Dogs and cats are responsible for 25 to 30 percent of the environmental impact of meat consumption in the U.S.

Dogs are adorable, but they’re just like us - they produce a lot of carbon pawprint! Image by Jenny Yoon.

I’m guessing you love dogs or even own one if you’re reading this right now. I mean, no one can resist petting cute puppies when they see one, am I right? I’m also guessing you’re interested in sustainability, or at least aware of the term “global warming.” By now, you…

It’s the type of food you eat, not where it’s from.

You probably hear people saying to eat “local” so that it can reduce emissions. Even the United Nations tweets about it, so it must be effective, right? Um, sorry to break it to you, but eating locally would only be impactful if the “transportation” factor took a huge role in…

Your average shower uses 18 gallons of water- yes, I’m talking about those giant milk containers.

I used to be obsessed with washing my hair daily. I had this routine of washing my hair as soon as I woke up before starting my actual day. I would have to get up an hour early just to get myself “clean.” …

Having these three rules memorized will help you a TON!

Students find chemistry hard because of the large amount of material. There are certainly too many chapters to cover, and each chapter is very material heavy. I have good news for you, though! If you memorize these formulas/rules before you start going into chemistry, it will save you a TON…

The Chemistry Behind Soap Making

This is the soap I made. Chemistry’s applied in our everyday lives!

The CDC advises to “wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.” We all know sanitizing is key to defeat Covid-19, and soap is one of the few ways of keeping our hands clean. It’s common sense, right? Soap cleans off the germs from our…

South Korea is known for having one of the most rigorous recycling systems in the world. I visited South Korea to learn why and how. This way, we, Americans, can learn how.

I visited the Jong-no Cleaning Department located in Seoul, South Korea to interview professionals in terms of South Korea’s recycling system.

Being the only non-European country out of the top five recycling nations, South Korea has a whopping 53.7% recycling rate. Sadly, the US is not one of the top five nations; in fact, we are ranked 17th, running a 35% recycling rate. According to the EPA, only 94.2 million tons…

Jenny Yoon

Passionate for environmental and chemical engineering. Writer at The Innovation, Climate Conscious, and Age of Awareness. Love recycling and composting!

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