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New drone capable to carry one ton!..

June 11, 2017, one of the largest online retailers in China, announced that it plans to develop a drone capable of carrying...
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The world’s most polluted city is in Zambia..

June 7, 2017
From 4 to 6 of December 2017, the United Nations Environmental Assembly will take place in Nairobi. As the overarching theme...
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Plastics have become an integral part of the Earth’s ecosystem!..

May 27, 2017
  While evidence around the globe shows plastic pollution is getting out of hand, scientists in Cambridge are betting on...
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1 robot wipes out 6 jobs on average in US..

May 24, 2017
North American manufacturing companies bought a total of 9,773 industrial robots, valued at approximately $516 million, in the first quarter...
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Robot makes 1000 salads per day!..

May 16, 2017
Coffee machines frequently found in airports and offices were not merely enough to replace a traditional canteen or even a...
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Space mining = undermining Circular Economy..

May 14, 2017
In a recent important political movement, President Donald Trump stimulated the efforts to utilize metals and rare earths from non-earth resources...
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The world’s first mall for recycled and repaired goods opened in Sweden..

May 11, 2017
Sweden has a reputation for having one of the best recycling rates worldwide, so it should not be surprising that...
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Coca Cola is producing more than 108 billion plastic bottles per year!..

May 8, 2017
Last March, Greenpeace conducted a survey of the plastic footprints and policies of the top six global soft drinks brands:...
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Airlines’ efforts to cut food waste: small steps for a growing problem..

April 30, 2017
Although aviation is a relatively small industry, it has a disproportionately large impact on the climate system. It accounts for...
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Global warming released 400 icebergs in a week!..

April 19, 2017
In the waters close to where the Titanic went down on April 15, 1912, a swarm of icebergs is once...
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Buy below $ 500 – die before 50..

April 10, 2017
Child labor in Bangladesh continues to be rampant; according to a survey of 2,700 slum households carried out by the Overseas...
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Wind-Powered Recycling Robot recovers 25% of recyclables..

April 6, 2017
  ZenRobotics Ltd, a firm based in Helsinki, has delivered the first wind-powered recycling robot in Sweeden, an invention reflecting...
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“A fox guarding the henhouse”; the US EPA under Trump’s administration..

April 3, 2017
Despite the widespread and longstanding agreement among the scientific community, the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott...
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Two more rivers are assigned legal rights in India..

March 24, 2017
Few days after the historical decision that assigned a legal voice, similar to human beings, to Whanganui River (in New Zealand),...
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Human Rights assigned to River!..

March 20, 2017
This is a historical shift, with unpredicted consequences, a decision that has the potential to reshape the environmental laws worldwide. Up...
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Lakes on fire by lack of waste management services in India..

March 15, 2017
In mid-February, the biggest lake in the city of Bangalore, India, caught fire and kept on burning for 12 hours,...
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Dumpsite landslide killed 48, dozens are missing, in Addis Ababa..

March 13, 2017
According a 12/3/2017 BBC report, at least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump...
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The Real Junk Food Project..

March 8, 2017
Food activists came up with the best way to denounce food waste; not wasting it! Adam Smith was working as a...
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March 15th: Workshop for Informal Recyclers & Circular Economy..

March 6, 2017
A great workshop is organised on March 15th in Leeds. The workshop is organised by my good friend and great...
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Mobile app for informal recyclers in Chile..

March 1, 2017
Passing by the streets of Sandiago, Chile's capital, engineering student Cristián Lara and his friends noticed an older man picking...
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Drones are integrated in our daily lives..

February 27, 2017
Last September, a few lucky Virginia Tech students sat on a special kiosk in the university campus and  watched as their...
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Instagram drives food wastage?..

February 22, 2017
Of course, in one or another way, all of us are involved in the huge problem of food waste -...
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Happy Valentine’s Day ???..

February 13, 2017
I am not so fanatic of the St Valentine’s Day. Still, I understand the ones that consider it as an...
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Trump Alarm: Let’s Do It World Now!..

January 23, 2017
The impressive Women's March that was organised on more than 600 cities is a clear signal that the new US...
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Household Food Waste Plant by Whirlpool..

January 15, 2017
I have written several times that due to the exponential technologies and the fourth industrial revolution, we are already in...
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Towards a new phase of human evolution?..

January 9, 2017
In the next 30 years, humanity is in for a transformation the likes of which we’ve never seen before. This...
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100 tonnes of waste threats Shanghai’s water reservoir..

December 27, 2016
100 tons of medical waste, broken bottles and household trash were discovered few days before Christmas nearby an important drinking water...
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Industrial Internet of Things for Power Plant in Japan..

December 14, 2016
The Futtsu Power Station (富津火力発電所), the second largest gas-fired power station in the world, is capable of generating 5,040 MW of...
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Deadlines 2020: a must-read study by C40..

December 12, 2016
Few days before Donald Trump picked Scot Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry,...
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Astroscale: The first space garbage collection company!..

December 9, 2016
ASTROSCALE is a Singapore-based satellite services company that was founded in 2013 with the objective of developing innovative solutions against...
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Join ISWA for closing the world’s most polluted places!..

December 7, 2016
ISWA has launched its global campaign for closing the world's biggest dumpsites. The first part of this campaign is to...
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Robots deliver food to households in London..

December 5, 2016
Greenwich, London residents have officially begun receiving deliveries from autonomous, six-wheeled rolling cooler bots, which are handling the “last mile”...
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Circular Economy in C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico..

December 2, 2016
The sixth biennial Mayors Summit, C40’s flagship event started on November 30, in Ciudad de México and it will last...
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View online results from the Internet of Bins!..

November 30, 2016
At the beginning of November, a new platform for benchmarking and social engagement in recycling and waste collection activities arrived,...
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NASA opened in-suit Waste Management Challenge..

November 24, 2016
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seeks proposed solutions for fecal, urine, and menstrual management systems to be...
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Fasten your seatbelts (session Video)..

November 16, 2016
The 4th Industrial Revolution is already here and the waste management sector can't escape the disruption ahead. Are we going...
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US elections: Climate Change out of the agenda..

November 7, 2016
Although the fight between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is really hard, the recent debates about US elections were more than disappointing...
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Augmented Reality: a great support to Waste Prevention and Circular Economy..

October 31, 2016
I am sure that most of my readers, when they think about augmented reality, the first thing they realise is...
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Top ten urban innovations: a great new report!..

October 27, 2016
Ten of the best urban innovations that are having a positive effect on quality of life and economic development were recently...
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How Internet of Things can help to manage hurricanes?..

October 24, 2016
A very interesting blog post was recently published by IBM's Jen Clark. The post deals with the benefits that can be...
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Artificial Intelligence: beyond the Tipping Point?..

October 20, 2016
Microsoft has made a major breakthrough in speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes the words in a conversation as...
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Philanthropy for public health, then lobby against it! How about recycling?..

October 17, 2016
As long as the sustainability agenda is defined by big multinationals, then there is no place for any action that...
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Robots and driverless cars will reshape waste management..

October 13, 2016
The waste industry — which tends to be old-fashioned and "stuck in traditional ways" of operation — is bound to...
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Waste Crime = The new Narcotics!..

October 6, 2016
Illegal waste activity costs England £1bn a year and more than 1,000 illegal waste sites were discovered last year, more...
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Next station: decentralised facilities for e-waste recycling!..

October 3, 2016
As e-waste becomes a more and more emblematic problem for the future of waste management, the need for new more radical...
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Two milestones, one message: fasten your seatbelt!..

September 23, 2016
Two important milestones were achieved within recent 15 days. Milestone 1: The first driverless taxi fleet is already operational in Pittsburgh....
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3D printers for plastic recycling in space!..

September 12, 2016
Tethers Unlimited, a company that develops advanced technologies to enable transformative capabilities and dramatic cost savings for special missions, has been awarded...
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Tuesday September 13th: The first Wasteless Future Newsletter is coming!..

September 8, 2016
Well, it is something that a lot of you have asked for and definitely we are late. But next Tuesday, September...
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A commentary on Circular Economy..

September 6, 2016
The Global Edition of Recycling Today published recently a piece on Circular Economy, titled "Commentary: Circular Economy from Project to Concept"....
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Hopes for a Plasticless Future?..

September 4, 2016
Well, it seems that there is a kind of global movement towards a world with less plastics or as I...
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Greetings and hopes from Colombia!..

August 30, 2016
I just completed a weekly visit to Bogota, Colombia. I visited Bogota, Colombia's capital, for a masterclass that was organised...
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ISWA 2016 Annual Congress, September 19-21: don’t miss it..

August 16, 2016
The 2016 ISWA's Annual Congress is going to take place in September 19-21 at Novi Sad, Serbia. More than a...
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Drones deliver medicine and blood in Rwanda..

July 21, 2016
When we talk about the 4th industrial revolution, we need to consider that the rise of exponential technologies will open...
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Future Bus = Future Garbage Trucks!..

July 20, 2016
The first fully autonomous driverless bus for mass transportation is here! Mercedes Benz has revealed its design for an autonomous bus...
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Five men death toll at recycling centre!..

July 11, 2016
Five workers were found dead and one more is seriously injured after a wall collapsed at Hawkeswood Metal Recycling Limited,  based in...
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Recycling markets: the perfect storm?..

July 7, 2016
On June 14th, I have written a blog with the tile "Recycling Markets: Problematic or Disrupted". What I was actually...
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Rio Olympic Games: 90 tones floating waste per day!..

July 5, 2016
31 days before the official opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, it seems that many problems are unsolved. It also...
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Self-driving & 3D printed bus ready for on-demand services..

July 1, 2016
Surprise: the new 12-seats bus that is ready to offer on-demand pick-up services for up to 12 people, is not...
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We did it: plasticised seabirds and fishes!..

June 28, 2016
Seabirds are declining faster than any other group of birds, with plastic ingestion and associated contaminants linked to negative impacts...
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Brexit: Views on Recycling and Waste Management..

June 22, 2016
After the tremendous success of the recent post on Brexit, many readers asked me to provide more details regarding the impacts...
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Brexit and Environmental Policy..

June 20, 2016
Only 70 hours before the UK referendum that will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union, a narrow range...
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Banks: part of the cartel or addicted to cocaine billions?..

June 17, 2016
Recently I went through the book about cocaine trade "Zero Zero Zero" of the Italian investigative reporter Roberto Saviano, who is famous...
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We did it: first mammal extinction due to climate change..

June 15, 2016
We did it: Bramble Cay melomys, the Great Barrier Reef’s only endemic mammal species that lives on a tiny island in...
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New project for recycling Guitar Strings!..

June 9, 2016
Since I can't live without good music, I am always sensitive about recycling initiatives and practices in the music industry. So,...
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Corporate tax evasion undermines sound waste management efforts and EPR..

June 7, 2016
It seems that the recent leak of Panama papers created a wave of reactions against the frauds that are becoming...
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Battery Recycling drives lead poisoning in Indonesia..

June 3, 2016
Recycling of lead acid batteries is one of the major toxic problems plaguing Indonesia, along with much of the developing...
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Transparent Wood is here!..

June 2, 2016
Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production....
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Drones against illegal disposal and littering in Dubai..

May 26, 2016
The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai has announced that it will soon use an army of drones to identify people...
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Towards plastic free music concerts?..

May 25, 2016
As the problem with plastic pollution and  its tremendous impacts to the ocean ecosystems is becoming more and more studies and...
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How about Household Biogas Generation?..

May 22, 2016
Innovation comes faster that we can follow it. I do believe that the era of decentralised neighbourhood or even household...
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Print your food & manage your food waste with 3D printers…..

May 18, 2016
Few days ago I published a blog about 3D printers and their impacts to recycling and waste management. But innovation...
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Don’t say that you don’t know: dumpsites are a deadly threat..

May 14, 2016
The news are speaking themselves. In Spain, just 50 km from Madrid, on May 12th, a fire at an illegal dumpsite with...
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Circular Economy in Practice: June 8th, Brussels..

May 12, 2016
ISWA's European Group is organising the event "Circular Economy: from Concepts to Projects", in Brussels, on June 8th. In a period...
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Global warming will create millions of climate refugees from Middle East..

May 9, 2016
A new research project implemented by Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia reveals a dramatic future due...
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Italian Supreme Court: Stealing food to eat is not a crime!..

May 5, 2016
Almost 150 years after the publication of the famous Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables (in which Jean Valjean served prison time after...
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Liam guides us towards the end of e-waste…..

May 3, 2016
Apple recently relaunched its recycling program, which will now be called Apple Renew. With almost 700 million iPhones sold (roughly...
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Circular Economy: it’s all about supply chains..

April 27, 2016
I had the pleasure to coordinate a recent ISWA webinar on Circular Economy and Resource Management. The purpose of the...
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All you need to know: drones are a key-tool for waste management..

April 26, 2016
I know that some of my followers are in doubt about the potential use of drones in waste management or they...
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2.8 billion dollars MBT project shuts down in Lancashire, UK..

April 21, 2016
Just after six years from the date they started their full operation, and nine years after a 2.8 billion dollars deal was...
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EPR, the key – element for circular economy: Buenos Aires April 25 –..

April 18, 2016
A very interesting ISWA Beacon conference about the role of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)  in modern waste management and resources...
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African Universities join forces to tackle waste management problems..

April 13, 2016
Six major universities from five African countries - Kenya, Egypt, Mauritius, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia - established recently the region's...
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Panama papers and waste management..

April 12, 2016
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, ISWA President David Newman riles at tax dodging political and business elites...
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New Video: the rise of recycling robots..

April 6, 2016
In my recent lecture in Malaysia, during ISWA's Beacon Conference on Circular Economy and Resource Management,  I emphasised on the...
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First urban drone delivery in USA..

April 5, 2016
A package that included bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit was the first legal drone delivery to an...
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ISWA drives 25 kids from dumpsite to school..

April 4, 2016
25 kids, who grew up playing and working in La Chureca dumpsite in Managua, Nicaragua's capital,  have started school due...
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Italy promotes food waste prevention for supermarkets..

March 30, 2016
Italy is set to pass a law that will make supermarkets donate their waste food to charities, as a recent...
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Drones & Robots for garbage collection integrated by Volvo..

March 28, 2016
The exponential technologies deliver substantial change much faster than we consider and the disruption in waste management industry arrives earlier than...
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UN in search of Change Catalysts..

March 25, 2016
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has launched a 'pioneers programme' to accelerate grassroots leadership on the new global Sustainable...
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3,000 miles flight fuelled by plastic waste!..

March 23, 2016
It' s coming soon, most probably on August 2016. Jeremy Rowsell, a British pilot, will fly more than 3,000 miles...
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Hondura’s environmental war: Nelson Garcia was murdered too..

March 22, 2016
Less that 10 days after Berta Caceres' murder, one of her most close colleagues was murdered too. On Tuesday March 15,...
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Angola: 158 dead due to collapse of sanitation and waste services..

March 21, 2016
A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago,...
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Historical agreement for international bottom ash trade..

March 15, 2016
An international voluntary agreement has been struck between the UK, France, Flanders and the Netherlands designed to stimulate international trading...
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Industrial Design for Cartoneros!..

March 14, 2016
The Argentinean National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) of Buenos Aires, and...
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Berta Caceres + 116 environmental activists killed in one year…..

March 10, 2016
The death of Honduran environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing...
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Bill Gates predicts a major energy breakthrough is on the way..

March 8, 2016
Bill Gates is one of those people for whom “needs no introduction” is actually true. The polymathic Microsoft founder now...
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ISWA warns: without instant action we are heading towards a waste crisis..

March 7, 2016
In a recent press release, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is calling on governments and organisations to broaden their...
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2,946 old dumpsites are a toxic timebomb for UK..

March 4, 2016
Some people believe that dumpsites are a problem that concerns developing countries only. Well, there is nothing as misleading as...
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Flexible glass brings unimaginable opportunities..

March 1, 2016
Glassmakers are already manufacturing bendable glass that’s thinner than a human hair and half a kilometre long, and they say...
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502 deaths related with poor waste management?..

February 25, 2016
Poor solid waste management is a common phenomenon in Zimbabwe's cities and towns, and it represents a major health risk that has...
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Tablets Bring Waste Management Technology Into the Digital Era..

February 24, 2016
While thermal imaging camera is developed in smartphones to identify how cold or hot someone/something is, a new application has...
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A Vision for a Wasteless Future..

February 23, 2016
A Wasteless Future is more realistic than ever - still we are heading towards a Waste Crisis in the developing...
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New aluminum alloy with 75% recycled content..

February 18, 2016
Novelis , a world leader in aluminum products, Atlanta, has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed...
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14 million people are facing hunger in Africa..

February 15, 2016
Southern Africa experiences its worst drought in decades and a serious food crisis is expected in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe....
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St. Valentines day gift: drones deliver contraceptives in Ghana..

February 13, 2016
Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships and coupling. Well, this year, I believe that...
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Mumbai dumpsite fire can be seen from space!..

February 8, 2016
Few months ago, in the report “Wasted Health” published by ISWA, it was clearly mentioned that dumpsites are becoming a...
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Circular Economy & Field Experiences..

February 5, 2016
In a recent Brussels workshop organized by the ISWA’s Hazardous Waste Working Group, on January 28th, Antonis contributed with a...
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Slavery in the name of recycling?..

February 4, 2016
According to SKY News, the Romanian government is being accused of risking the lives of thousands of people by forcing...
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San Francisco bans plastic bottles..

February 2, 2016
In a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the...
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