How did we live before plastics were invented?

Category: Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Materials, Moderate, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 15, 2016


It was not long back that a person asked me at a conference: How did we live before plastics? Or perhaps the person meant “How could we have lived before plastics?”. Either way, I liked th...Read more

Can waste plastic be converted to oil?

Category: Moderate, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


While plastic pollution can, to a certain extent, be taken care of through reduced plastic usage and through recycling, it still leaves out a good amount of plastic waste to be taken care of. What ca...Read more

What are the best ways to turn fruit & vegetable waste into value?

Category: Bio, Biofuels, Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


That rotting fruit in your kitchen bin – did you know that you could convert it into stuff of value? Something on the lines of fuel or fertilizers? Households, industries and commercial estab...Read more

How difficult is it to do composting at home?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Management, Organic Farming, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


Many folks who care about the environment love to do composting. Gardeners love it too. They all just like the satisfaction of doing growing their own fertilizer and the feeling that they are sparing...Read more

Give me a simple answer: Where does my household waste go?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Management, Solid Waste, Waste, Waste to Energy

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


You asked for a simple answer to the question “Where does my household waste go?”. I give you a simple answer. Once you dispose waste our of your house, this is what happens to it: Made i...Read more

I smell some gas near a landfill. What gas is it? Why is it coming out of the landfill?

Category: Bio, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Solid Waste, Waste to Energy

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


So you live very close to a landfill and you smell a rotten-smelling gas occasionally? You don’t need to be a Sherlock Holmes to guess what this gas could be. Ten to one, what you are getting is...Read more

What types of solid waste pose significant disposal challenges?

Category: Advanced, Management, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


It is fairly obvious that most urban centers are drowning in garbage and struggling to find ways to get over the solid waste disposal problem. We can say that there are two specific types of challeng...Read more

What types of waste can be recycled?

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Management, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Recycling of waste is a sustainable and smart way to deal with the ever growing problem of waste management, especially solid waste management. But it is not as if all waste can be recycled. So, what...Read more

How are hazardous waste materials disposed currently?

Category: Advanced, Industrial Waste, Management, Profession, Solid Waste, Waste, Waste to Energy

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


The waste that our houses generate are fairly harmless. But there are places that generate waste that are far more hazardous. Hazardous waste are produced from various sources. The main two types of ...Read more

Can all waste be made into compost?

Category: Green Buildings, Lifestyle, Moderate, Organic Farming, Solid Waste

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


Making compost from waste is indeed a cool thing. It is indeed a nice feeling to see waste that would otherwise be polluting some garbage dump get converted into something that you can use in your gar...Read more

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