Content tagged with Waste

Nine Simple Apps That Could Help You Live a More Sustainable Life

The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the way we travel: it all has an impact on the world around us. And when it comes to making informed decisions, unravelling facts from fiction is no easy task. Luckily, a growing number of smartphone apps are at hand to help - informing and motivating us to do what we can to lead more sustainable lives. Read on

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Litterbase: The Ultimate Map of Ocean Waste and the Damage It Causes to Marine Life

A group of scientists from Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute have compiled the world’s first ever comprehensive database containing information on the location and environmental effects of litter in our oceans. Their findings are published on Litterbase, available in both German and English, and complete with easily comprehensible maps, charts and infographics.  Read on

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Waste No Tyre, Burn No Tyre, with Tycycler

Piles of tyres, fires blazing, thick smoke rising, are a far too common and disturbing sight in rubbish dumps in developing countries. Poor waste management infrastructure is partly to blame for the swindling of valuable resources, and the poisoning of air, water and earth around these dumps, through such a practice. But now, a low-tech solution can help stop all that: the Tycycler. Read on

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Nualgi – a Saviour for Sewage Water?

First published on Caleidoscope. The issue of waste management in India is a much debated topic which needs no introduction. Large space is dedicated in the media every day to highlight the problems of urban waste. Particularly, pollution of water bodies due to sewage dumping has rendered all the rivers and lakes in urban areas unusable. Read on