We live in a modern world full of technology and electronics, but there’s no doubt about the fact that these industries work fast. Almost as soon as we’ve unlocked our new cell phones, a fresh new model is released, and our old one finds its way into the trash. What most people don’t realize, though, is that most electronic items can be recycled. Now, this new recycling scheme is giving ex-felons the chance to change the world – and their own lives – one electronic item at a time.
A huge amount of waste makes its way into landfills every single year, and one San Francisco company wants to put an end to that. In the past, Brightmark has been working hard to reduce the amount of plastic sitting on landfill for hundreds of years, and they have also developed a way to turn food and agricultural waste into renewable energy. However, it seems as though these aren’t the only projects they have been working on.
A New Mission
Although Brightmark wants to make the world a healthier and more ecologically-friendly place, they also want people to be given the opportunities to change the world themselves. Because of this, they have created a new project called RecycleForce. The aim of this program is to recycle old electronics, but they don’t hire anyone who walks in with their resume in hand. This program is dedicated to those who have come out of jail and are looking to change their future.
These ex-felons turn up every day and make a difference as they sort through these old electronics, and Brightmark has seen a serious improvement in their mental wellbeing and career prospects since the program began. In fact, only 23% of these ex-felons re-offend after this program, which is much better than the 60-75% average.
This just goes to show that the world can be bettered in so many ways.
Australia Sees a Rise in Trash Parrot Issues
When we see people going through trash, we can at least shoo them away. However, what would you do if you are living in a place where you had to deal with trash parrots. A suburban area in Australia has been having a tough time with some new guests that have been creating havoc in the vicinity. What is making things even worse is that these new neighborhood members are passing on a new trend to others as well.
Who Are Trash Parrots, and What Are They Doing Exactly?
The neighborhood members have been having a tough time as they are dealing with sulfur-crested cockatoos who have somehow learned to open trash cans. Not only do they do it themselves, but even other cockatoos are learning the same thing.
These birds are native to Eastern Australia and go by the scientific name Cacatua galerita. They are known to be highly social, live a long life, and are said to have large brains. The birds are also known for their intelligence and ability to learn new tricks.
How Did the Whole Thing Start?
The whole thing started when people across different parts of the country started posting videos wherein the birds were seen opening trash cans. Experts started noticing the trends and conducted their own observations and research about how this whole thing started. Since the birds would fly from one neighborhood to another, even the other Trash Parrots got the hang of the trick and carried it on.
Experts Still Have Their Eyes on the Birds
As per map-based analysis, the reports state that this practice may have started in faraway districts or areas and started spreading quickly. Nonetheless, expert eyes are still trying to figure out if this practice is more common in males or females cockatoos. Only time will reveal what exactly is going on and how it can come to an end.