The overarching goal of Indigenous cultural practices is to prevent the overconsumption of resources that underpins society’s throwaway culture.
Air pollution accounts for many deaths in Africa yearly. However, this may change if people learn to protect themselves and hold their leaders accountable.
Employing children as waste pickers lowers costs but exposes them to hazards.
Nigeria must adopt a multi-pronged approach to address its flooding menace and minimise the effects.
Nigerian students can support positive environmental behaviour if they learn about the impact of solid waste management on society.
Lagos waste pickers were dissatisfied with their unhealthy working conditions, poverty and stigmatisation.
‘Smart’ solutions to urban solid waste are creating serious challenges for low-income women waste workers in India.
Priority should be given to improving municipal solid waste management in First Nation communities because they currently lack financial resources, infrastructure and solid waste diversion programs.
An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.
With the onset of spring come thunderstorms, and sometimes tornadoes. Learn how these systems form and why night tornadoes are especially deadly.
As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
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.
Waste management should be treated as an essential service, and in Nigeria that means recognising informal workers.
To manage plastic wastes, nations first need to know what they have and where it’s coming from. A case study from Trinidad and Tobago shows how this approach can help identify solutions.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Every year the US burns more than 34 million tons of garbage in incinerators. These plants are major pollution sources, and most are clustered in disadvantaged communities.
Many communities are banning single-use plastic shopping bags to reduce pollution, but a study in California shows that some consumers responded by purchasing more heavy plastic trash bags.
China, which once processed much of the world’s scrap, has slashed imports of “foreign garbage.” What can the US do to step up recycling at home?
Research shows that when Americans are aware of the scale of food waste, and how much energy and water are used to produce food, they support measures to reduce the problem.
Is 3D printing better for the environment than conventional manufacturing? The jury is still out.