Waste Management

All You Need to Know About Water

All You Need to Know About Water

Reliable sources of clean water and sanitation facilities are necessary for sustainable development, but more than 2 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Food Waste Opportunities

Food Waste Opportunities

Between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, and the value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion.

Climate Change Will Lead to Evolved Global Water Reuse

Climate Change Will Lead to Evolved Global Water Reuse

By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas. Re-use of wastewater, to recover water, nutrients, or energy, is becoming an important strategy.

Where is All the Water?

Where is All the Water?

The water crisis is a health crisis. Nearly 1 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases which could be reduced with access to safe water or sanitation.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Globally, more than 125 million children under five years of age live in households without access to an improved drinking-water source, and more than 280 million children under five live in households without access to improved sanitation facilities.

Industrial Waste on Water Treatment and Sanitation

Industrial Waste on Water Treatment and Sanitation

Because industrial waste frequently goes down the same sewers as domestic and commercial nonindustrial waste, sewage often contains high levels of industrial chemicals and heavy metals.

Water Footprint of Food

Water Footprint of Food

According to the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank, inside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year worldwide is 45 trillion gallons of water.

Environmental Concerns Amidst Industrialisation

Environmental Concerns Amidst Industrialisation

Compelling countries to pursue environmental goals is important, and will require substantial support from other countries and the international community to compensate for the economic losses associated with reducing pollution.

The State of Our Oceans

The State of Our Oceans

Coastal waters receive a variety of land-based water pollutants, ranging from petroleum wastes to pesticides to excess sediments. Marine waters also receive wastes directly from offshore activities, such as ocean-based dumping.

Why We Need A More Circular Model of Resource Consumption

Why We Need A More Circular Model of Resource Consumption

In terms of volume, some 65 billion tonnes of raw materials entered the economic system in 2010, and this figure is expected to grow to about 82 billion tonnes in 2020.