Waste management

    Dulsco aims to highlight UAE’s efforts to create a sustainable future

    Dulsco, the Official Waste Management Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, strives to implement Expo 2020 Dubai’s objective to be the first-ever mega event to divert 85% of its waste away from landfills, WAM reports. Dulsco has an innovative approach in place to meet the event’s requirements while offering world-class waste management services approved by Expo […]

    Plastic contamination “exceeded all limits.” Ideas on how to solve the problem from Spain and the UK

    In a few years, Spain will abandon non-organic packaging for fruits and vegetables. By 2030, the country plans to switch to packaging that is suitable for recycling completely. In 2023, Spanish supermarkets will ban the sale of fruits and vegetables in plastic packaging, reported the Ministry of Environmental Transformation of Spain, The Local writes. The […]

    A new type of black gold in Nigeria: used car tires

    In Nigeria, a country heavily reliant on revenues from its oil exports, entrepreneur Ifedolapo Runsewe has identified another type of black gold: used car tires, GDN Online reports. She has set up Freetown Waste Management Recycle, an industrial plant dedicated to transforming old tires into paving bricks, floor tiles and other goods that are in […]

    How to recycle plastic, glass, paper, and household waste in the UAE

    We’ve found an excellent guide by Gulf News to ensure eco-friendly and convenient waste disposal for you. Did you know that on average, each UAE resident generates waste at one of the highest rates in the world? This is around 1.8kg per day, according to the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). As […]

    Italian pavilion at “Expo-2020” constructed from boat cases, plastic bottles, and coffee grounds

    Let’s get to know about the Italian pavilion at “Expo-2020” which resembles the very idea of recycling. The building has no walls in their traditional sense. This function is performed by marine ropes made of recycled plastic, which were used for 2 million bottles. The pavilion paths are sprinkled with crumbs made from coffee grounds […]

    Qatar Airways sees ‘continual improvement’ in waste, water and energy use

    Qatar Airways is “achieving continual improvement” for its environmental performance in waste, water and energy use via ongoing projects such as reduction of single-use plastics on board, introduction of a waste segregation program that maximizes recycling and reusing at its corporate offices and Hamad International Airport among others, Gulf-Times reports. Other ongoing projects include the […]

    Activists collect 960 kg of waste underwater to save Qatar’s marine life

    The activists have removed over 480kg of plastic waste from the ocean in Qatar, Doha News reports. Several marine activists have organized an underwater clean-up drive to raise awareness on the dangers of plastic pollution in Qatar, collecting over 960kg of waste. According to the group, the waste included 192kg of metals, 480kg of plastic, […]

    SABIC, Microsoft manufacture first recycled electronic product in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) has launched a collaboration with Microsoft to manufacture the first consumer electronic product. This collaboration has resulted in manufacturing the first computer mouse with an exterior shell containing 20% recycled ocean plastic. And they named it “The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse,” Saudi Gazette states. SABIC has a strategic vision for […]

    More than half a million liters of oil fell into the ocean off the coast of California

    A large-scale oil spill occurred off the coast of Southern California. Because of this, local authorities declared an environmental disaster, Reuters reports. It is known that on the territory of 33.7 square km, there was a leak of more than 572 thousand liters of oil. The local authorities call the Amplify Energy Corporation oil pipe […]

    A plastic museum was opened in Indonesia

    In eastern Java, in Gresik County, a museum has opened, made up of ten thousand plastic bottles, bags, straws, and other waste. They were collected from beaches and littered rivers. The museum should remind about the ecological crisis and pollution of the oceans, Reuters reports. In the center of the exposition, there is a statue […]