NJIT engineering professor spurs interest in sanitary landfills throughout Asia
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions.
Emissions by carbon-neutral municipalities down by almost 20 per cent in six years
Sixteen municipalities involved in the Towards Carbon-Neutral Municipalities (Canemu, HINKU in Finnish) project reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 19% between 2007 and 2012. The greatest ...
Students design 'nested' dumpster to slash shipping costs
(Phys.org) —Behind strip malls and fast-food restaurants, they stand solid, dependable and mostly forgotten, awaiting our refuse.
Western Australian company perfecting biochar for farms
A local bio energy company are refining their prototype for turning farming waste products into high value biochar and electricity generation.
Lagos gets on its bike with recycling 'loyalty' scheme
Nigeria's biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tonnes of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers.
Champions of waste reduction
14 years ago, the region of Lahti in Finland has implemented a model of integrated waste management. As a result the people of Lahti were able to increase their rate of recycling to more than 90%.
Converting polyethylene waste into liquid fuel
Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details next ...
'Toxic bomb' ticks on Maldives rubbish island
Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the tarmac nears, billowing smoke in the middle distance reveals an environmental calamity.
Civil engineers using recycled plastic pins to shore up failing highway slopes
A UT Arlington civil engineering researcher has won a $1 million state transportation department grant to install pins made from reclaimed and recycled plastic along some of the region's busiest highways ...
Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology
The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge.
Unused energy sources could contribute to farm sustainability
Parts of the British agriculture industry could be generating their own energy from a source right under their noses and make a valuable contribution to wider society while they're at it.
Urban Indians 'growing concerned about pollution'
India's cities are becoming more polluted and unhealthy, according to a new survey published Monday showing growing concern about the impact of high economic growth on the environment.
Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup
With too many people chucking their garbage into neighbours' bins—or worse, the woods—to avoid paying for disposal, Poland has taken on a massive overhaul of its laissez-faire waste management system.
Could pond waste be the 'new' fertiliser?
The University of Stirling is to lead a new project to develop a strategy for using nutrient-rich aquatic biomass waste – from ponds, wetlands and other water-bodies – in farming, as an environmentally ...