6 Things You Need to Know About Sustainable Car Manufacturing

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Pushed by consumer awareness and regulations, automotive manufacturers are looking for new solutions to reduce the impact of car manufacturing and operating  on the environment. Here we look at a few innovations that could make the industry more sustainable and promote sustainable car manufacturing. 1. Better fuels, lighter materials and better engines In the last […]

How Permaculture Principles are Going Mainstream?

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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 […]

6 Ideas for Effective Recycling of Construction Wastes

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A sustainable construction waste management strategy includes a range of comprehensive strategies such as reduce, reuse and recycling. Effective waste management strategies require source segregation of all wastes generated during the construction.  You can find a variety of wastes on the construction sites. For categorization, there are basically four types of construction wastes: Excavated material- This […]

Everything You Should Know About Materials Recovery Facility

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We separate recyclables from trash. We take our containers out to the curb on collection day. Trucks empty them and drive off. We retrieve the containers until the next collection day. Did you ever wonder what happens next? To find out, I toured the recycling plant in Greensboro, North Carolina and interviewed the city’s recycling […]

Construction Waste Management Strategy

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A sustainable construction waste management strategy includes a range of comprehensive strategies such as reduce, reuse and recycle. No matter where you locate your business, you should ensure that each employee finds it easy to navigate around the new workplace. An accessible construction dumpster rental service will allow everyone to dispose of all the trash and […]

How Eco-Friendly Companies Have Publicized Their Breakthroughs?

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If you want to publicize your eco-friendly 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 company, you want to do it in a way that doesn’t use more resources than you need. Therefore, you need a good strategy. Here […]

5 Tips for Efficient Hotel Waste Management

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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 […]

Art from Trash

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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 […]

Recycled uPVC – A New Window of Opportunity

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Eco-conscious consumers in the United Kingdom have a new environmentally friendly option for replacing the windows in their home. Recycled uPVC (or unplasticized PVC) is durable, energy efficient and recyclable, making it an environmentally responsible choice of material for anyone who needs new windows. Read on to learn more about the benefits that recycled uPVC […]

Little Eco-Hero from Abu Dhabi

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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 […]

Marine Litter, Plastics and Our Responsibility

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Marine litter is a major environmental problem that is being faced around the world, especially by small island developing countries. The litter is generated due to fishing boats, trawlers and industries located near to the shores. Up to 80% of all marine litter in our oceans consist of plastic and from the land based activities […]

Trends in Plastics Recycling

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Recycling and reuse of plastics is gaining importance as a sustainable method for plastic waste disposal. Unfortunately, plastic is much more difficult to recycle than materials like glass, aluminum or paper. A common problem with recycling plastics is that plastics are often made up of more than one kind of polymer or there may be […]

Upcycling and its Advantages

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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, for example, conversion of used coconut shells into eco-friendly eating bowl. Upcycling, […]

A Glance at EEG Cleanup Campaign 2018

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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 […]

Our Plastic Nightmare

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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. […]

PET Plastics Recycling Process

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Plastic consumption has grown at a tremendous rate over the past two decades as plastics now play an important role in all aspects of modern lifestyle. Plastics are used in the manufacture of numerous products such as protective packaging, lightweight and safety components in cars, mobile phones, insulation materials in buildings, domestic appliances, furniture items, […]

Say Bye to Plastic Bags

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Plastic bags have transformed people’s life in more ways than one, however its disposal has become a herculean challenge for governments, urban planners, municipalities and waste management companies. Every year the world is consuming around one trillion plastic bags and one million plastic bags per day. In the United States, 100 billion plastic bags are being […]