To focus on sustainable development goals, platforms need to change from being exclusively focused on profits and value appropriation to perceiving themselves as public goods.
Humans generate a lot of trash, but there are cheaper and safer ways to handle it than loading it on rockets.
The recovery rate from construction and demolition waste has been rising steadily in Australia. However, the use of recycled materials is still not the norm across the construction industry.
Apartments have lower waste recycling rates than houses, which means the growing numbers of apartment dwellers could add to Australia’s waste management crisis. But there are solutions to the problem.
Most food waste still goes into red bins of mixed waste bound for landfill. It’s using up precious landfill space and harming the environment when it could produce valuable compost and biogas instead.
Many countries export their plastic waste abroad – but the mismanagement of this plastic waste is one of the leading causes of plastic pollution in nature.
The decision by African ministers of environment to end open waste burning will not only save lives but also open up new income streams.
Could we divert incontinence products from landfill? Yes – if we tackle social stigma and access to affordable health services, encourage biodegradable products and introduce supportive waste policies
Experts share their insights into Nigeria’s flooding challenge and steps needed to alleviate their worst effects.
Here’s some good environmental news – local governments and local actions have slashed the plastic on our beaches. Incentives, awareness and access are the key.
‘Smart’ solutions to urban solid waste are creating serious challenges for low-income women waste workers in India.
Human waste created the landscape for a medieval Indian Ocean trading port and may eventually have led to its demise.
Representatives of 175 countries voted to start developing a global treaty to reduce plastic waste. Treaties addressing mercury, long-range air pollution and ozone depletion offer some lessons.
Tossing something into your recycling bin that can’t be processed does more harm than good.
Government procurement policies are the key to reducing Australia’s mountain of construction waste.
Maine and Oregon have enacted laws that require makers of consumer product packaging to pay for recycling or disposing of it. Will other states follow?
Construction and demolition creates more waste than any other sector, but much of it can be recycled. However, public resistance to setting up new plants stands in the way of a sustainable market.
Throughout human history, clay has played a role in many different industries. Its unique properties make it suited for a wide applications in widely ranging industries.
The countries of the ASEAN region have important roles to play in tackling the global problem of marine plastic waste.
Two billion people worldwide lack a dedicated system of waste collection and management.