Waste Management

February 27, 2018

5 ways the United Kingdom is leading the fight against plastic pollution

We’re only two months into 2018, but this year has already seen a number of concrete steps to combat plastic pollution in the United Kingdom. Changing […]
February 19, 2018

How China’s ban of plastic waste imports can help us beat pollution

When China decided to ban imports of plastic waste at the end of last year, it left major exporters of plastic waste unprepared. According to the Worldwatch Institute, the […]
February 1, 2018

Evian will use 100% recycled plastic bottles by 2025

Danone, Evian’s parent company, has announced that the famous mineral water from the Alps will only come in 100 percent recycled bottles in a few years, […]
February 1, 2018

Coca-Cola launches ‘World Without Waste’ campaign

Coca-Cola Company has pledged to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging worldwide, and manufacture its bottles using at least 50 percent […]
January 12, 2018

Ethiopia’s waste-to-energy plant is a first in Africa

For half a century, the Koshe dump site has been the only landfill in Addis Ababa. As the city has expanded, the landfill – which used […]
September 27, 2017

A Student In Iceland May Have Just Saved The Planet

Americans throw away 35 billion plastic bottles every year and that’s a problem because it takes plastic around 450 years to decompose, which is kind of […]
August 11, 2017

Sorting out the Problem Bikfaya’s Bi Clean

Text and Photos by Nathalie Rosa Bucher   While her colleagues across the country share many of her challenges, Nicole Gemayel, mayor of Bikfaya-Mhaiydseh, has had […]
August 4, 2017

Sorting out the Problem Bikfaya’s Bi Clean

Text and Photos by Nathalie Rosa Bucher   While her colleagues across the country share many of her challenges, Nicole Gemayel, mayor of Bikfaya-Mhaiydseh, has had […]
May 14, 2017

Feature: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life

There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags and plastic […]
April 21, 2017

150,000 TPA Contract in Bradford to Fuel Ferrybridge Waste to Energy Plant

Following a detailed analysis and evaluation process Bradford Council has selected Leeds based Associated Waste Management as the Preferred Bidder for a 12-year waste treatment contract. […]
April 21, 2017

Sweden’s garbage revolution Towards zero waste

Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted? If each and every item of refuse was turned into something else – new products, raw […]
March 23, 2017

Kenya announces breakthrough ban on plastic bags

Ban on all production, use and import of plastic bags to take effect in six months The 24 million plastic bags currently used each month are […]
March 23, 2017

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

The world’s largest beach clean-up in history on Versova beach in Mumbai, India   UN Environment launches major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter  Ten […]
September 19, 2016

The First CityPod Composter Has Been Installed in a Canadian University

The University of British Columbia has a new, eco-friendly addition: a 15-foot stainless steel in-vessel composter called the CityPod. Recently installed in the university’s new recycling room, the […]