What are Landfills?

Landfills are sites that collect any unrecycled waste. They are basically dumping sites for waste that have not been reused or recycled. Landfills contain both household and commercial waste, both organic and inert. Despite being regulated, designed, operated and monitored for compliance, landfills pose threats to human life, property and the environment. This article will […]

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Plan to generate 150MW from city’s solid waste

KARACHI: The energy department has finalised the Waste-to-Energy Policy 2021 as some firms have approached the provincial government for generating electricity and gas from waste in Jam Chakro, it emerged on Tuesday. Well-placed sources told Dawn that the companies had initially expressed interest to generate 150 megawatts from waste generated in the city. They said […]

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Hazardous Waste Statistics to Know in 2021

Chances are, you’ve come in contact with hazardous waste or hazardous substances. It’s true. While hazardous waste is prevalent in places such as hospitals, laboratories, and automobile garages, it’s also present in everyday activities such as farming and water treatment. In fact, many of us generate this type of waste in our own homes from […]

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Trends in Solid Waste Management

The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, with at least 33 percent of that—extremely conservatively—not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Worldwide, waste generated per person per day averages 0.74 kilogram but ranges widely, from 0.11 to 4.54 kilograms. Though they only account for 16 percent of the world’s population, high-income […]

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What a Waste

A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 Solid waste management affects every single person in the world, whether individuals are managing their own waste or governments are providing waste management services to their citizens. As nations and cities urbanize, develop economically, and grow in terms of population, the World Bank estimates that waste […]

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