Waste management

    Ministry removes 125 tonnes of waste from northern beaches of Qatar

    The Ministry of Municipality, represented by the Beaches and Islands Department of the General Cleanliness Department, completed the first phase of the campaign to clean the northern and northwestern beaches, starting from Aba Zulouf Park to Al Reem Reserve, Qatar-Tribune reports.     The campaign resulted in the collection and removal of large quantities of […]

    The British do not buy bags in stores because they save, not worry about the planet – research

    The decline in the use of disposable plastic bags in the UK is due to people’s desire to save, not to care for the environment. This is evidenced by a large study by the University of Nottingham Business School,  The Guardian reports. An analysis of nearly 1.3 million transactions showed that plastic bags are mostly […]

    New Year without garbage: how to celebrate the main holiday without harming nature?

    The New Year and Christmas holidays are perhaps the most waste-generating period of the year. Shops, shop windows, streets, offices, entrances and, of course, apartments are decorated… maybe, too much decorated by the unnecessary things? Let’s make it clear, reading the Sher.media article.   What’s wrong with the New Year? Of course, the celebration as […]

    Bee’ah Tandeef launches UAE’s first used cooking oil recycling program for communities

    Bee’ah Tandeef has launched a used cooking oil recycling service to reduce the negative impact of typical disposal methods while contributing to a zero-waste future, WAM reports. In homes, used cooking oil is usually poured down the drain. It stresses plumbing systems, creates clogs, and ultimately leads to expensive, time-consuming maintenance work for municipalities and […]

    PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air, and water, study finds

    The Stockholm University study highlights the chemicals’ mobility, which has been found in penguin eggs and polar bears, The Guardian reports. Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in the ocean are transported from seawater to air when waves hit the beach and that phenomenon represents a significant source of air pollution, a new study from Stockholm University […]

    Turkey and neighbours pledge to clean up Mediterranean

    Turkey and its neighbours pledged Friday to do a better job addressing the threats posed by pollution to people’s health and the natural habitats of the Mediterranean Sea, Rudaw reports. From plastic waste to slimy mucilage forming on their coasts, the ring of tourism-dependant Mediterranean countries have battled a steady stream of environmental problems, raising […]

    Talabat to introduce 100% plant-based packaging in Qatar

    The move comes as part of the food delivery platform’s Sustainable Packaging Program to reduce plastic waste and carbon footprint, Doha News reports. Online food delivery platform Talabat has announced the launch of its Sustainable Packaging Program that aims to reduce plastic waste as well as carbon footprint across the region, starting with operations in […]

    Turkey becomes Europe’s dumping ground for illegal plastic waste

    Illegal plastic waste from the UK and Germany is dumped in Turkey where it is polluting the Mediterranean, says Greenpeace, Middle East Eye states. The UK and Germany have continued to illegally export non-recyclable plastic waste to Turkey, where it is burnt at landfill sites and pollutes the environment, a Greenpeace investigation revealed in May, […]

    Emirates Environmental Group completes the last leg of ‘Clean Up UAE’ in Ras Al Khaimah

    After igniting the torch of a “Clean and Green” environment, in all the six emirates of the UAE, the 20th edition of “Clean Up UAE Campaign” organised by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), concluded the last leg in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on 16th December. The “Clean Up UAE Campaign” was conducted under […]

    Bugs across the globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds

    The Guardian writes about surprising discovery that shows scale of plastic pollution and reveals enzymes that could boost recycling. Microbes in oceans and soils across the globe are evolving to eat plastic, according to a study. The research scanned more than 200m genes found in DNA samples taken from the environment and found 30,000 different […]