Nakuru to partner with foreign firm to end garbage menace


The Nakuru government has announced a plan to turn the solid waste at dumpsites countywide into useful byproducts such as organic fertilisers. Executi...

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Ministry pushes for circular economy to improve waste management

People collecting recyclable materials at Dandora dumping site in Nairobi on December 9,2020.One Kg of plastic bottles that they collect at the dumpsite are sold at Ksh 15.EVANS HABIL

The CS noted that the challenge with using the circular economy as a way to manage waste is the need for a mindset shift. As such, she said, the minis...

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Organisations should prepare to measure, report greenhouse gases


Greenhouse gases (GHG) are a collection of gases contributing to global warming. Their presence in the atmosphere traps heat from the sun, resulting i...

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October start set for ban in England of single-use plastic tableware

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Single-use plastic plates, cutlery and a range of other items will be banned in England from October, to curb their “devastating” impact on the enviro...

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Fossil fuel producers must be forced to ‘take back’ carbon, say scientists

An oil rig in Invergordon Scotland Photograph-Jane Barlow PA

Fossil fuel companies should be forced to “take back” the carbon dioxide emitted from their products, handing them direct responsibility for cleaning ...

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Reinventing food supply chains for a growing world

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After two decades of impressive economic growth, Asia has changed beyond all recognition. As lives have improved, the prevalence of hunger and poor nu...

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The technological evolution of materials recycling

Brooklyn, New York - November 7, 2016: Recycling heaps at the Sims Municipal Recycling Center. It is a State-of-the-Art Material Recovery Facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Have you been to a materials recovery facility (MRF)? I’ve had the pleasure of touring a couple, and the thing that sticks out about my experiences th...

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There isn’t enough recycled plastic for companies to meet commitments. What now?

Plastic recycling and reuse concept. Empty plastic bottle and various fabrics made of recycled polyester fiber synthetic fabric on a blue background. Environmental protection waste recycling.

Many companies have made commitments to drastically increase their use of post-consumer recycled content (PCR) in their packaging or products. Take Ne...

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Are carbon offsets a joke? A response to comedian John Oliver

John Oliver

Oliver also left viewers thinking that offsets are only ever used to greenwash, which again ignores what’s actually happening. Many companies follow b...

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Tesco launches new waste-busting service to help suppliers swap surplus stock


“Excess stock or waste for one supplier could be a valuable commodity to another,” said Sarah Bradbury, Tesco quality director. “By ...

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