Is The Solar Tax Credit Worth It?

Residential solar is booming in popularity. It helps you both lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint so what’s not to love? If you’re searching for a way to save even more though, let’s talk about the solar tax credit and see if it makes sense for you. Here’s a few of the questions […]

The Growing Global Water Footprint

The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Freshwater consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at least […]

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

People around the world are becoming more and more eco-aware but few think that the battle for our planet is fought in our very homes. An average household uses a lot of electricity and water, in addition to creating a bunch of waste, so being able to control these factors is important. An environmentally-friendly person […]

Making Sense of Sustainability

Sustainability is a buzzword that people associate to in many ways. For some it is a state of self-actualisation, a fashion statement for few, some do it for regulatory purposes; whereas very few understand that it is key to survival. The capitalist world has been running a race to doomsday, and the day is not […]

How Does Greener Sustainable Office Affect Employee Productivity

Different companies today are joining the trend of transforming their office into a sustainable environment workplace. It does show not only a gesture of help to our Mother Nature but also gets a lot of benefits to the office itself. If you want to build a greener sustainable office, you need to start on the […]

Municipal Solid Wastes in Qatar

Municipal solid waste management is one of the most serious challenges faced by Qatar. The high rate of population growth, urbanization, migration, industrial growth and economic expansion has led to tremendous increase in solid waste generation in the region. Interestingly, per capita solid waste generation in Qatar is one of the highest worldwide. Solid Waste […]

Saving the Planet, One Innovation at a Time

If you want to trust everything you see on the news, read in the papers or online then you will either believe that the world is dying and there is nothing we can do about it, or that there is nothing wrong with our planet and it will live forever. Regardless of your stance, recycling […]

Top Ways To Reduce Waste For Greener Living

Nowadays, people are constantly looking for ways to reduce waste and promote a greener way of living. If you’ve been feeling passionate about going green, but don’t really know how to, then check out the following tips on how to reduce waste for greener living: Opt for Reusable Containers If you’re the type that packs […]

7 Tips for Creating an Amazing Backyard

A wonderful backyard can add so many memorable moments for the residents and refine the exterior design of your house. It doesn’t matter if your backyard is big or small, with so many inventive and modern solutions in trend today, you will easily achieve the landscaping goals. And with these few tips for creating an […]

4 Green Business Ideas for Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs

Green businesses are on the rise nowadays. Both entrepreneurs and consumers are becoming more eco-conscious and environmentally aware. Consumers expect more from the products and services they get, and the entrepreneurs expect more form themselves. Our planet’s resources are scarce, and being socially responsible is one of the top priorities of people in developed countries. […]

Technology as a Tool to Achieve Sustainability: Examples from Abu Dhabi

Technology plays a big role in our lives. The easiest way to promote sustainability on an environment is through education. By environmentally educating ourselves on what sustainable alternatives we have available in our daily lives, like building materials, food, clothes and common household items, we can make better choices for ourselves and for future generations […]

Introduction to Green Buildings

Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Major Benefits Green buildings offer widespread benefits to a number of building industry stakeholders, including building occupants and society as a whole. Green buildings typically incorporate […]

Biogas from Leather Industry Wastes

The conventional leather tanning technology is highly polluting as it produces large amounts of organic, inorganic and other types of harmful pollutants. Wastes generated by the leather processing industries pose a major challenge to the environment. According to conservative estimates, about 600,000 tons per year of solid waste are generated worldwide by leather industry and […]

Introduction to Mediterranean Youth Climate Network (MYCN)

Mediterranean region is highly vulnerable region to climate change impacts. Its land is being transformed into a desert and water stress is at an all-time high. Since we are all facing these challenges and threats, we decided on working to change climate change. We are working on raising environmental awareness and causing behavioral changes. The […]

The Current State of Solar Energy Industry

Solar energy is among the cleanest and the most natural forms of energy in the world. Over the past few years, interest in solar energy has gained momentum making drawing long-term investors from all walks of life. Currently, solar energy is being viewed as the best alternative energy. It is due to this reason that […]

Digital Strategies For Energy Management

Energy costs form a big chunk of the yearly bills in most business organizations. As a result, there should be deliberate monitoring, control, and conservation to help in reducing the overall utility bills in an organization. There are digital strategies for energy management techniques that could come in handy in a setup where the business […]

Conserving and Protecting Green Spaces in UAE

Water conservation is an issue which should concern us all, especially here in the United Arab Emirates, and it’s not one to be taken lightly. We all enjoy being surrounded by green and pleasant landscapes, but is our obsession with grass and flowers leading to a decline in drinking water in the region? Food and Agriculture […]

3 Ways to Make your Office Eco-Friendly

One of the latest terms in office procedures and office setup is “Eco-friendly.” That broad term refers to items, practices, procedures and standards that do not harm the environment. It applies to everything from printer paper to cloud computing. What Eco-Friendly Really Means While people use the term to loosely refer to products contributing to […]

How To Choose A Heating Oil Provider

Christmas and the New Year might be over, but the winter is just settling in. In fact, there are many months of cold weather ahead. This is especially true if you are located in the North. In the next few months, your heating system will be working overtime to get your home sufficiently warm. Maybe […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help The Environment Now

Being green doesn’t have to be hard – but sometimes it takes a bit of thought and the breaking of a few bad habits. Here are 8 ways you can start helping the environment right now. Don’t recycle everything We’re always told to recycle everything we can – but the truth is, over-zealous recycling can […]

A Glance at EEG Cleanup Campaign 2018

The amount of waste produced each year is increasing due to which the demand for efficient waste management is rising. Approximately UAE produces 29 million tons of waste each year. Although the government has various municipalities to deal with it, a vast amount of waste continues to accumulate in the UAE deserts. This mainly is […]

Environment-Friendly Business Practices You Can Apply Today

If you run a business, then you must always look for ways that you can boost your profits and cut cost. In addition to this, there is an increasing social pressure to assume environmentally sound operations. There are several easy-to-implement environment-friendly business practices that you consider in order to reduce environmental impact, boost brand image, […]

Evolution of International Environmental Law

Protection of environment has become a major part of international law. International environmental law is developed between sovereign states to develop standards at the international level and provide obligation for state including their behaviour in international environmental matters. International law is created by collective actions of nearly 200 countries around the word, which is not […]

Get the Most out of Your Home by Going Green

Going green in your home is something that you should be doing to help give the environment the best chance possible of fighting global warming and climate change. And going green in your home is something that you do be doing to directly help yourself, too. So, go green! Get the most out of your […]

Role of Reverse Logistics in Waste Management

Reverse logistics is a process whereby businesses can become more eco-friendly through recycling, reusing, and reducing the amount of materials used. A more holistic view of reverse logistics includes reduction of materials in the forward system in such a way that fewer materials flow back, reuse of materials is possible, and recycling is facilitated. A […]

How Improvements in Education have led to Better Environmental Awareness

There has always been an innate link between education and environmental awareness. As we learn more about the world and disseminate this information to students of all ages, awareness can quickly turn to positive action. Better environmental awareness can better arm the population to protect the environment around us and preserve it for generations to […]

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate change is now a major universal challenge and needs urgent attention. The impacts of climate change are not only restricted to the physical and climatological events like changing weather patterns, heavy rainfalls, floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, heat stress, food and water shortages etc. but also has a major impact on individual and public health. Climate change is severely affecting […]

Closing the Loop – How Permaculture Principles are Going Mainstream

In the wake of the recent UN Climate Summit, there can be little point in playing down the destructive impact humanity is having on the planet. “Climate extremes are the new normal”, was among the key messages, and unless we take action today, the outlook is very bleak. The window for change is narrowing, and […]

5 Harsh Realities of Medical Office Cleaning Services

You may have found your way to work as a medical office cleaner and probably, you love your new job. However, there is a lot more than just working as a cleaner. The cleaning services you offer in the medical facility is important as the doctors and nurses there. Below are some 5 harsh realities […]

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 […]

Green Buildings Rating System in Middle East

Green buildings not only contribute towards a sustainable construction and environment but also bring lots of benefits and advantages to building owners and users. Lower development costs, lower operating costs, increased comforts, healthier indoor environment quality, and enhanced durability and less maintenance costs are hallmarks of a typical green building. A wide range of green […]

The Top Three Reasons Why We Are Failing To Take Care Of The Planet

Aside from a select few, it’s safe to say that most people are aware of the importance of being eco-friendly. The global warming and renewable energy crisis is already starting to hit hard, and the issue has been well-publicized in the media as of late. But even with this knowledge, many of us still don’t […]

3 Top Tips for Companies to Save Water Resources

With drought continuing to be an issue in many places across the United States, it’s important for everyone to conserve water including companies. The 3 top tips for companies to save water resources include reducing the amount of water that they’re using, reusing the water that they are using and improving their infrastructure. Reduce Water […]

Towards a Green Eid

Eid, like other local, national and religious festivals have a major impact on the environment. Extra food, drinks and clothes are made, used and consumed. People spend huge amount of money in buying these items. Visiting public places, malls and entertainment location cause massive littering. The environmental consideration of Eid is often being neglected and […]

How Design is Making the World More Sustainable

It is fair to say a growing number of companies are becoming aware of the need to understand and implement sustainability. But once you get to that point, how do you implement it? How do you turn dreams into tangible, measurable reality? On my recent trip to New Zealand it became clear that finding ways […]

Our Plastic Nightmare

While recycling programs are often touted to the public, the true numbers are abysmal. Sustainable waste management programs would benefit from today’s consumers participating fully in waste reduction and recycling programs. More than 80% of urban waste should end up in recycling plants, but less than one-fourth of the garbage makes it to recycling facilities. […]

COP24: Expectations, Hopes and People’s Demands

The world will gather during 3 – 14 December 2018 in the beautiful Polish city of Katowice to discuss climate change at COP24. COP refers to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Last year, at COP23, the dialogue was renamed Talanoa Dialogue. The goal remains the […]

Artificial Intelligence: An Effective Tool for Environment Protection

Artificial intelligence or AI (also known as machine intelligence) is the process of making a machine behave like a human. Artificial intelligence has swiftly emerged as an effective tool for environment protection and conservation of natural resources. Installation of smart grids in cities can utilize AI to regulate and control the power consumption. The emergence […]

5 Tips to Make Moving House in London a Memorable Experience

Moving house in London may mean spending a good deal of fossil fuel, in addition to causing a lot of clutter if you are not too careful in handling your stuff. Relocation is a difficult task that consumes a lot of your energies and pile-up of unnecessary trash. If you are planning to move home […]

How Eco-Friendly Industries Have Publicized Their Breakthroughs

If you want to publicize your breakthroughs in your industry, it can be difficult. After all, the world is more competitive than ever before. Plus, if you are an eco-friendly industry, you want to do it in a way that doesn’t use more resources than you need. Therefore, you need a good strategy. Here are […]

Waste Crisis in Lebanon

Solid waste management in Lebanon has been hogging limelight globally in recent years. Unfortunately, Lebanon is struggling to solve the waste crisis with no permanent solution in sight.  The organic content in Lebanese MSW is around 50-55% which makes it a well-suited for composting and anaerobic digestion. Recyclables content is also good, though recycling is […]

5 Green Money-Saving Tips For 2018

Going green in 2018 requires knowing a laundry-list of different ways to save the planet. Many people, however, find that these eco-solutions are much too impractical to implement for the resources they have available. Sustainably produced personal care products are amazing for the planet, but not a good option for those saving the pennies. Organic […]

Trends for Home Sustainability

Many people think that creating sustainable homes is just the latest in a long line of home improvement trends. It isn’t. Almost a third of home builders are making 60 percent of their projects green and more than half think they will be increasing the amount of sustainable builds they do in the next three […]

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 […]

Launch of the Arab Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AYSDN)

The Arab Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AYSDN), which includes a group of youth leaders from the Middle East and North Africa, announced on Monday, January 1, 2018, that the youth leadership role will be strengthened in light of the current circumstances that require us to create a more effective youth system. The initiative aims […]

Can Agriculture Be A Success Story For Singapore

Lately many people seem to be wondering if agricultural development could succeed in Singapore. Kenny Eng, the president of the Kranji Countryside Association, seems to think so suggesting that the farms in Singapore should be valued for more than the economic productive capabilities that they possess. They question is why agriculture couldn’t be a success? […]

A Room By Room Guide To Having An Eco-Friendly Home

We all need to do our bit to protect the environment, and by visiting our website, you will pick up a lot of ideas on how you can go green. This includes going eco-friendly at home. From practical everyday habits to home renovations, you can save money while saving the world. In this room-by-room guide, […]

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, […]

How to Start Recycling While Gardening

Starting a garden is a great way to give back to the earth, but if you are not careful, gardening can produce a lot of unnecessary waste. Thankfully, there are ways to intentionally reduce and reuse everyday objects while tending to your garden. The best place to start is to make a list of resources […]

WTE Prospects in Middle East

The high rate of population growth, urbanization and economic expansion in the Middle East is not only accelerating consumption rates but also increasing the generation rate of all sorts of waste. High-income Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait are counted as world’s largest waste producers in terms of per capita […]

Protecting Rainforests

Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere have been linked to climate change. Rainforests are part of the solution to climate change because they remove 4.4 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. With the destruction of large sections of the rainforest to make way for cattle ranching, agriculture, logging or […]

How Homeowners Save Money and the Environment

Caring for the Earth is a responsibility that all people share. One of the main advantages that comes with caring for the Earth is that you can also save some money. There are several things that homeowners can do today that can help them to save money when they are looking to make their homes […]

Bioenergy Projects – Problems and Remedies

Biomass resources can be transformed into clean energy and/or fuels by thermal and biochemical technologies. Besides recovery of substantial energy, bioenergy technologies can lead to a substantial reduction in the overall waste quantities requiring final disposal. However, bioenergy projects worldwide are often hampered by a variety of techno-commercial and socio-economic issues. This article makes an attempt […]

Building in Sensitive Natural Environments

In areas of great natural beauty and with delicate ecosystems and sensitive environments, special care has to be taken in the construction of any required structures – and this often poses a challenge for engineers and developers. But with the right technology, forethought and consideration, it can be done! Here are some shining examples of […]

Houston’s Concern over Toxic Seepage Due to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread destruction along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. The flooding, rainfall and winds have damaged homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure. Hurricane Harvey has caused damage to the area’s many petrochemical plants used in the oil and natural gas industry, as well as in manufacturing consumer products. The chemicals used in […]

Top Ways to Reduce Wastewater Generation

Freshwater is one of the most precious resources on earth. Everyone can take benefit from its preservation. There are many ways in which we can reduce its wastage. There are many inefficiencies that we need to overcome to ensure that we intelligently use this rare source of life. Wastewater generation is increasing at an astonishing […]

How to Make Hydroponic Solution at Home

Plant growers often have to face obstacles like climate and seasons when growing plants. Using hydroponics, you no longer have to worry about weather or the soil condition. It is a method by which plants are grown without soil as the medium and mineral nutrient solutions are used to feed the plants in water. So, […]

Sustainable Business Ideas for Green Entrepreneurs

Today ecology is a movement and also a great business. Recent studies have shown that investing in the environmental market has a lot of potential for the green economy of the future. The use of sustainable energy is growing and both entrepreneurs and consumers are generating greater demand in the increase of the product therefore […]

5 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Business

Reducing your carbon footprint is not something that is only beneficial for the environment, but is also something that is incredibly useful when improving the overall efficiency of a business. Companies all over the world are looking to become more sustainable and more environmentally friendly with all that they do, especially when trying to make […]

Little Eco-Hero from Abu Dhabi

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary student to an extra-ordinary environmentalist. At just ten years old, Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated his commitment to saving the environment in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Inspired by the 2010 campaign “UAE Free of Plastic Bags”, Abdul Muqeet, a student […]

How Going Green Will Boost Your Business In More Ways Than One

As our society embraces a deeper concern for the environment, more businesses are being called upon to grow green. Either through government regulations, or through consumer pressure, businesses are urged to make eco-friendly changes to the way they operate. While this is often seen as a hindrance by business owners, there are actually many benefits […]

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 […]

How to Enjoy a Sustainable Lifestyle Despite a Busy Schedule

Most of the people these days don’t even bother asking themselves the question, am I really satisfied with all what I am doing for making money? People are so preoccupied with their work schedules that, they often forget there are a lot more things out there to do than just making money. Being a money […]

Water Purification Designs for Developing Nations

According to the World Health Organization, 748 million people lack access to uncontaminated drinking water sources. Moreover, WHO estimates that 1.8 billion people use a fecally contaminated drinking water source, 2.5 billion lack access to improved sanitation facilities and more than 840,000 people die from water related diseases annually. Contaminated water is the number one […]

Renewable Energy Potential in India

Renewable energy is growing rapidly in India. The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) estimates that there is a potential of around 90,000 MW for power generation from different renewable energy sources in the country, including 48,561 MW of wind power, 14,294 MW of small hydro power and 26,367 MW of biomass. In […]

Solar Power in Hawaii: The Push for a Practical Paradise

For the longest time now, Hawaii has been one of the most robust markets for solar panel installations in the US. Hawaiian residents have reason to turn to solar power as enthusiastically as they have – electricity in Hawaii comes from burning expensive imported oil. At 42 cents a kWh, it costs three times as […]

Art from Trash

Recycling is a process of using a second hand product to create a new output that makes sense and a good use of it by using our creativity whereas art is a form of using our imagination and creativity to create an object with a hidden or direct message to the public or the viewers […]

How a Career in AI Helps to Study and Research in Climate Change

Climate change has a direct impact on the agrarian societies, the frequency of natural disasters and the overall ecology of the planet. Using artificial intelligence, countries like Norway and India have made significant development in increasing their crop yields (30% increase in groundnut yields) and production of flexible and autonomous renewable energy grids and circuits. […]

How to Handle E-Waste

The world is full of electronic goods of all shapes and sizes. From old computer monitors and desktop PCs to ancient cell phones and miscellaneous cables and peripherals. A significant amount of e-waste ends up in landfill sites, where it lies buried under mountains of garbage. E-waste doesn’t rot away. Instead, it leeches dangerous chemicals […]

Eco-friendly Ways of Controlling Pests

Do you have a pest problem that you need to control, but do not wish to resort to traditional chemical treatments out of concern for children, pets, or employees? Eco-friendly pest control treatments offers a safe alternative to harsh chemical treatments. These FDA approved natural pesticides have been proven to be just as effective as […]

Everything You Need to Know About Building an Eco-Friendly Home in Australia

In response to international initiatives to combat pollution and climate change, increasing amounts of people are seeking to reduce their carbon foot print by building eco-friendly, environmentally sustainable homes. But building a new home can be a daunting task for even the most experienced homeowner, and building one that is truly environmentally friendly can be […]

Environmental Footprint of the Sochi Olympics

The upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi is notorious for various controversies and scandals involving corruption and environmental violations. Gay rights activists discourage people from attending the event, whereas environmental activists highlight the fact that the country is destroying the nature of the region to build the ambitious Olympic projects. Local residents have suffered through rounds […]

Care About The Environment? 5 Things To Change About Your Home

Are you the kind of person who considers yourself to be a bit of an environmentalist? You may very well care about the environment, but if you’re not doing the following things, your home could be more damaging to the environment than it is helping. Start by doing the following 5 things and you will […]

How to Get Your Children to Help in Environment Protection

Climate change is a real and impactful process that may begin to drastically change our way of life in the next century.  The best way to counteract climate change is by beginning to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle – however, if the message is not passed on and spread, it is difficult for any victory […]

Trash Talk from Bangalore

Everything is garbage until it is segregated. However, despite a never-before crisis staring it in its face, the government doesn’t seem to have realised that there can be answers to what seem to be gigantic problems. As for the one that has pushed Bangalore and of course, surrounding villages like Mandur and Mavallipura over the […]

Global Warming and the Common Man

Everybody is worried about climate change. It’s just that a fair proportion is convinced it is a natural phenomenon, nothing to do with human activities. When a significant number of individuals see global warming this way a lot of energy can go out of the window in arguing over who is right – energy that […]

5 Tips for Efficient Hotel Waste Management

The hotel industry is one of the business niches that generate the most waste around the world. It certainly makes sense from an operational point of view since guests tend to spend resources and hotels need to keep their spaces as clean as they can 24 hours a day, all week. While this was considered inconsequential in […]

5 Unique Ways to Teach Waste Management to Your Child

Global temperatures are rising and pollution levels are on an increase across the world. It has been estimated that 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage is dumped into the ocean each year. These alarming levels of pollution put our future generations at severe risk. In fact, pollution is one of the biggest global killers that […]

Insights into World Renewable Energy Forum 2018

Sharing the vision for Middle East, Africa and Turkey becoming a 100% renewables-electrified countries, M/s. Traicon Events takes pride in proposing a 2-day high profile gathering at Casablanca (Morocco) during December 10 – 11, 2018. The theme of the event is “Raising Investments across the MENAT Renewable Energy Sector to Move towards the Generation & […]

Top 6 Benefits of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is defined as the type of energy which is derived from the imperishable resources of nature. Whenever thinking of renewable energy, most of the people think about solar and wind as they are quite popular. But in addition to that renewable energy resources also include the following: Hydrogen Geothermal energy Tidal energy Biomass […]

How to Treat Industrial Wastewater without Chemicals

According to The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017, the volumes of industrial wastewater could double by 2025, while the market for wastewater treatment technologies is also predicted to grow as much by 2020. This shouldn’t be a surprise since wastewater can present an opportunity for cost saving and reducing water dependency when managed […]

Biological Decomposition of Oil Raw Sludge and Oil Sludge

The list of the types of oil raw sludge includes off-grade oily or hydrocarbon bearing mixtures. The main sources of oil raw sludge are: Oil polluted priming coats of sectional and other industrial slots. Priming coats soaked with oil after oil pipeline accidents. Ground precipitation in oil-collecting reservoirs. Hard or liquid wastes from oil-processing oil-chemical […]

A Glance at Top 10 Eco-Friendly School Projects

As a responsible citizen, student or parent, it is your duty to do all you can within your power to protect the environment. And what is the most popular way to get your voices heard than your school? As a student, it is highly likely that eco-friendly school projects, which can also be classified as […]

Working For A Better World: Ways In Which Businesses Are Becoming Greener

There are a lot of priorities that modern businesses need to have these days. For a lot of businesses, success hinges on their ability to balance these different priorities as effectively as possible. This can often be something of a challenge because it forces them to think about what it is that they consider to […]

Sustainable Mena: Gateway to Green Technologies, Products and Services in MENA

Goumbook is proud to present their latest project, Sustainable Mena, a unique platform dedicated to promote Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is an online information tool that helps source green products, services and materials through its unique Green Directory. The aim is to help manufacturers, retailers and consumers […]

Towards a Green New Year

With the advent of the New Year, we always plan what main tasks we will be doing this year and what we will try to achieve. While main thrust of New Year resolutions are on education, health, experience, finances, housing, travel, holiday, love and entertainment but a main aspect we should be targeting is ‘protecting the […]

Why Businesses Should Recycle Waste Responsibly

Should businesses really practice waste recycling, especially responsible waste disposal? Definitely. And for two very good reasons: it’s good for the environment, and it’s great for business. Responsible waste management, then, is a win-win situation for businesses because it make the world environment-friendly and it generates more money for businesses. First, though, let’s consider what happens without […]

8 Benefits of an Eco-Friendly House

The world all around you is going eco-friendly. The term may befuddle you at first and make you question how the houses you’re currently living in could be dangerous for the environment. The answer lies in one word: energy. Everything you use and see is somehow a form of energy. The main objective of an […]

Environmental Impacts of Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are one of the most objectionable types of litter in urban areas. The sheer volume of plastic waste generated coupled with energy and material resources required for production, as well as emissions resulting from these processes paint a grim picture of the environmental havoc created by plastic bags. Plastic bags are a huge […]

Hotels: Future-proofing the Bottom Line Through Biomass Boilers

In today’s ever-competitive tourism market, ironing out the bottom line is just as important as attracting new business. Hotels are always under pressure to keep their expenditure down without compromising on quality, and little tweaks here and there can make a big difference overall. But what many clever accommodation managers are realising is that there’s […]

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 […]

Environment Protection through Algae-Powered Innovations

Sustainability in the construction sector is a focus that needs to be made a priority in order to make a realistic transition to a low-carbon economy. Algae-powered Innovations is one such solution that can significantly benefit our environment and preserve our fast-depleting natural resources. As a source of power that is both viable and ethically […]

The Upcoming Food Revolution: Bringing Back a Carbon Neutral Seed Next to Our Windows

It is fairly complex to keep up with all the issues the industrialized agriculture and the agri-food chain face nowadays. From palm trees harvested for their oil destroying an increasing portion of Indonesia’s and Malaysia’s rainforest alongside its biodiversity to the progressive but already dramatically advanced mass destruction of our arable lands, our current industrial […]

Quick Summary of Waste-to-Energy Processes

A wide variety of waste-to-energy processes are available for realizing the potential of waste as an energy source, ranging from very simple systems for disposing of dry waste to more complex technologies capable of dealing with large amounts of municipal and industrial waste. These methods can be broadly divided into thermal and biological processes. Some […]

5 High-Tech Ways To Make Your Home Greener

Not living in an off-the-grid house like an Earthship, for example, does not mean that you can not live the eco-friendly lifestyle. These days, there is plenty of modern green technology on the market that will make your home greener, ranging from smart lights to greener garden tools to smart thermostats and more. Most of our older […]

A Primer on Carbon Footprinting

With rising awareness of global warming and effects of emissions on the environment, businesses and individuals alike are rising to tackle environmental challenges. Carbon footprinting, the first step to reduce carbon emissions, is the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused directly or indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product. The main reason for […]

Ingredients of Climate Finance

One of the central elements of climate change negotiations is climate finance, sometimes also referred to as green finance. Let me quote the definition of Climate finance from the Standing Committee on Finance under the UNFCCC: “Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing, which may be drawn from public, private and alternative sources […]

Upcycling and its Advantages

Upcycling is different from Recycling. Recycling is the process of changing discarded materials into new products to prevent waste. Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of higher quality or value than the original. Upcycling, for instance, allows us to transform garbage and toxic waste into […]

Green Business and the Middle East

With growing awareness among consumers for eco-friendly products, it is becoming highly important for businesses in the Middle East to adopt and implement green strategies. It is not only the requirement of customers but also compliance to regulations and reduction in operating costs that drive the implementation of environment-friendly methods in business. Corporate social responsibility (or […]