The Benefits of Switching to Reusable Water Bottles

How would you like an extra $1,800 a year? That’s how much you could save by using a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable ones for the recommended amount of eight glasses of water a day. Though that is a great benefit, the advantages to the environment and your health are even better. For […]

A Glance at Lignocellulosic Biomass

First-generation biofuels (produced primarily from food crops such as grains, sugar beet and oil seeds) are limited in their ability to achieve targets for oil-product substitution, climate change mitigation, and economic growth. Their sustainable production is under scanner, as is the possibility of creating undue competition for land and water used for food and fibre […]

Rubbish Clearance Could Be More Sustainable In The UK

On an average, each one of UK’s households produces one tonne of rubbish per year. Nationally, a total of 31 million tonnes of waste is produced annually. Tesco generated 46,684 tons of food waste in 2016-2017. Reliable statistics clearly reveal that Britain’s mountain of waste can fill the nation’s largest lake, Lake Windermere in just eight […]

Food Waste Management Scenario

Food waste is an untapped energy source that mostly ends up rotting in landfills, thereby releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Food waste is difficult to treat or recycle since it contains high levels of sodium salt and moisture, and is mixed with other waste during collection. Major generators of food wastes include hotels, restaurants, […]

Introduction to Hydroponic Farming

Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. The hydroponic gardener regulates the composition of nutrients in the liquid solution used to water the plants. He/She also regulates the frequency of supplying the nutrients to the plants. Simply, the hydroponic gardener controls the growing environment of the plants. The […]

Simple Tips to Help You Reduce Food Waste

According to research, up to 50% of food grown on the planet never reaches a human stomach. Supermarkets demand ‘perfect’ produce which means much of it gets rejected at source, manufacturers continue to use ‘Best before’ dates which confuse consumers and householders are buying and cooking too much food which ends up being wasted. Many […]

Tips For a Green Home

We all want to help the planet in any way possible. The problem? Many of us are lazy and think that making any amount of serious, positive change to our environment is time-consuming, expensive and altogether difficult. However, we couldn’t be more wrong. There are countless ways to give your home a more green environment. […]

Simple Changes To Make Your Home Green

No matter what you may think or what others may tell you, there are so many eco-friendly changes that can be made in every single home in the world when the goal is to go green. The only problem is the lack of knowledge or interest when looking at the homeowner. According to Excel Builders, […]

What are Hoop Houses

Being a farmer or landowner, your utmost desire is to get maximum output from minimum input and this is what hoop house does. Hoop house absorbs heat from sun and spread it inside so that all the plants grown inside the house can get benefit from it. It also has the ability to increase the […]

Biogas from Food Wastes

Food waste holds one of the highest biogas potential among different organic substrates as it contains high amount of carbon and can be efficiently converted into biogas and organic fertilizer. Food waste can either be utilized as a single substrate in a biogas plant, or can be co-digested with organic wastes like cow manure, poultry […]

Zero Waste Iftar Challenge

Giving that Ramadan is the month of blessings, we should proactively think of one blessing that is far too little thought about: our beautiful Planet Earth. We all know we are living in a time where environmental crises have reached an unprecedented level in human history. But let’s not talk about it, but do something! […]

Sustainable Coffee Growing: The How’s and Why’s

If you are like me and love coffee, you probably noticed many “sustainability” labels on different coffee products and wondered what it all means. First, let’s start off by explaining the concept of sustainability. The EPA describes sustainability as “Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly on our […]

Genetically Modified Foods – An Overview

Brussels sprouts that taste like chocolate? Bananas that protect against hepatitis B? Since their introduction in 1994, genetically engineered crops have been widely used in the U.S. and other parts of the world. But while cocoa-flavored vegetables and fruit as medicine sounds good, you probably won’t be seeing either on the supermarket shelf any time soon. What […]

5 Ways of Fruit Decoration

Fruit can add a fun, colorful and whimsical touch to any room in the house. Kitchens are a popular place to showcase a permanent fruit bowl or other fruit décor. Fruit decorations can work equally as fine as a still painting in a wooden frame for the living room or a close-up of a bitten […]

Be Sustainable: Turn Your Garden Into The Supermarket

If you’re trying to cut back on costs and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then you should be very proud of yourself. A lot of people talk about wanting to change the way they live their life, but not many people actually do anything about it. If you’d like to take the next step – […]

Farming Trends That Will Shake The Industry To Its Core

Farming is the world’s most ancient industry, founded some 10,000 years ago. Back then it was a rather simple affair and probably just supplemented food gathered from nature. Today, though, it is essential. Without it, virtually nobody would be able to eat and the world as we know it would come to a crashing end. […]

Hazards of Olive Oil Wastes

The olive oil industry offers valuable opportunities to farmers in terms of seasonal employment as well as significant employment to the off-farm milling and processing industry.  While this industry has significant economic benefits in regards to profit and jobs; the downside is it leads to severe environmental harm and degradation. Sources of Wastes Currently, there […]

Water Woes in MENA Countries

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region of the world. The region is home to 6.3 percent of world’s population but has access to measly 1.4 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water. The average water availability per person in other geographical regions is about 7,000 m3/year, whereas […]

Key Topics Affecting The Future Of Sustainable Agriculture

If you were to look at the forecasts and predictions on paper, the fact we’re faced with a changing climate and over nine billion people to feed by 2050 could be seen as bleak. Uncertainty on how to continue our current and the rising competition for food are the two major obstacles that we need […]

Water Security for Refugees

Since the outset of the Syrian civil war in 2011, refugee populations in the Middle East and North Africa have ballooned. Half of Syria has been uprooted. More than 5.2 million Syrians have fled their home. Escaping from war torn land, refugees seek shelter in neighbouring countries like  Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Camp shelters for […]

Clean Energy from Food Wastes

The waste management hierarchy suggests that reduce, reuse and recycling should always be given preference in a typical waste management system. However, these options cannot be applied uniformly for all kinds of wastes. For examples, organic waste is quite difficult to deal with using the conventional 3R strategy. Of the different types of organic wastes […]

Rooftop Agriculture in Gaza

Gaza Strip is marked by highly limited area of land and rapid population growth. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth, with 4,742 inhabitants per square kilometre. In 2005, the population of Gaza Strip was estimated to be 1.39 million which has risen to around 1.85 million by the end of 2015. […]

Biogas from Food Waste

Food waste management is a big problem in all countries, especially affluent ones. There are numerous places which generate large amounts of food waste including hotels, restaurants, malls, residential societies, canteens, airline caterers, markets etc. A proper food waste management strategy needs to be devised for them to make sure that either they are disposed off […]

Guide to Aluminium Can Recycling

The demand for aluminium products is growing steadily because of their positive contribution to modern living. Aluminium finds extensive use in air, road and sea transport; food and medicine; packaging; construction; electronics and electrical power transmission. Aluminum has a high market value and continues to provide an economic incentive to recycle it. The excellent recyclability […]