Tag: waste

    Call to preserve Omani environmental uniqueness

    Environmentalists and nature-lovers have called for protecting Omani environment and to contribute to further enhancing the landscape and to support counbtry’s environmental protection. Littering is a punishable offence and people visitors to holiday spots should keep aloof from dumping waste in public and avoid burning charcoal at the beaches and parks. “The Sultanate of Oman […]

    How to eat “garbage,” take a shower quickly, wash less often: the latest eco-trends on the consumer market

    Human society produces rubbish. Rivers carry between 1.15 and 2.41 million tons of plastic each year, and the average European produces 31 kg of plastic waste per year. You can start sorting waste, but you can’t make a new one out of a plastic bottle all the time: the plastic recycling cycle is finite. Let’s […]

    Court, wood and toxic plastic: why smoking is not eco-friendly and what to do

    The tobacco industry is a lucrative, popular and harmful thing. Smoking is addictive and causes several severe diseases and many complications. Persuading smokers to give up harmful addictions is usually ungrateful. However, it is necessary to fight not only for the health of individuals but also for the state of the environment. Thanks to “Rubryka” […]

    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 […]

    Ten practical things your plastic bottle has become

    Every minute, as much plastic waste as one garbage truck gets into the ocean. There are 170 million tons of plastic waste floating in the world’s oceans, and by 2050 their weight will exceed the total weight of fish. One of the solutions of the plastic problem is sustainable development: this is when companies turn […]

    EAD to showcase initiatives for next 50 years during ADIHEX 2021

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced on 22nd September that it will participate in the upcoming 18th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). The Agency will once again be the main sponsor of this region’s largest event focused on the preservation of cultural heritage, which will be […]

    Forget shorter showers: why personal change does not equal eco-political change

    Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler? Or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday? Or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons? Or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights […]

    Smart skin and “saved” trash: what our future will be made of

    People learned to synthesize substances and materials that surpassed all known natural compounds in characteristics in the XX century. The cost of laboratory success turned out to be unexpectedly high. Due to the abundance of synthetic materials, we faced a garbage crisis and other severe consequences for the environment. There is only one way out […]

    UAE rolled out new color-coded containers for recycling and collecting waste

    In July, the UAE was rolling out new color-coded containers for recycling or collecting waste as part of regulations approved by the Cabinet. There are different colors: green for recyclable waste, black for non-recyclable, brown for food, red for hazardous, Gulf News states. Outlining the regulations, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) said […]

    Tokyo 2020: Olympic medals made from old smartphones, laptops

    Used electronic devices have been recycled in a nationwide effort to produce the Olympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The project plans to set a precedent for future Olympic Games, DW reports. As the athletes take the podium and, with a slight bow, have their medals placed around their necks, they will be happy […]