Two billion people worldwide lack a dedicated system of waste collection and management.
Research by author and her students about palm oil waste water processing using Microbial Fuel Cells at the Faculty of Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
This automated approach can be used in any other city around the world, helping to reduce how much waste enters local waterways and reaches the ocean.
Water at informal settlements, where sanitation and waste management facilities were absent, had high bacteria levels.
Waste management should be treated as an essential service, and in Nigeria that means recognising informal workers.
From a purely environmental perspective, owning multiple reusable face masks, and machine-washing them together, is the best option.
New Zealand's potential to expand its domestic recycling sector is enormous. It could create jobs and divert millions of tonnes of waste from landfills, as long as there are clear, measurable targets.
We investigated plastic recycling in the UK and uncovered startling inconsistencies.
The federal government today announced $1 billion plan to divert more than ten million tonnes of waste from landfill. But waste management is about more than just recycling.
The Aztecs had a shining city on a lake, with canals, causeways and aqueducts – until the Spanish came. Mexico City is still suffering the consequences of their bad public health decisions.
The 'pots to planes' appeal in the summer of 1940 helped inspire a mass recycling effort, but problems soon emerged.
The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don't have money to buy food.
Waste-free by 2035 in Indonesia is doable through three strategies to reduce food waste.
Cities around the world are struggling to manage their mountains of waste. We can use the Internet of Things for smart waste systems that collect, sort, reuse and recycle most of what is thrown out.
China has put the onus back on Australia to take responsibility for our waste, and Germany has shown us the way with extended producer responsibility for construction and demolition waste.
By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
City fringe foodbowls supply much of our fresh produce and can increase climate resilience by making better use of wastewater and organic waste. A new roadmap outlines how to protect these foodbowls.
A floating park made from discarded plastic in Rotterdam could spark new thinking on how we manage waste.
Since China stopped importing 'foreign garbage' in March 2018, scrap – especially plastic – has built up in the US. Will this shock trigger long-overdue investments in plastic recycling here?