environment

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

It benchmarks countries on the performance of their energy system, as well as their readiness for transition to a secure, sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy future.

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Types of Wastewater

Types of Wastewater

Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera.

The Water Crisis is A Health
 Crisis

The Water Crisis is A Health
 Crisis

Today, 844 million people – 1 in 9 – lack access to safe water and 2.3 billion people – 1 in 3 – lack access to a toilet.

Are We Choking in Plastic?

Are We Choking in Plastic?

In Southeast Asia, the problem is compounded by a distinct insufficiency in waste management policy and practice.

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

Our myopic focus on producing and consuming as cheaply as possible has created a linear economy in which objects are briefly used and then discarded as waste.

The Waste Problem in Southeast Asia

The Waste Problem in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has seen some of the fastest economic growth rates in the world, and plastic production has boomed alongside it while waste management lags.

What Do We Learn From the China Waste Ban?

What Do We Learn From the China Waste Ban?

China's ban on plastic scrap and waste imports has unveiled the hidden dynamics of the global plastic waste trade. The world has discovered that plastics collected for recycling are actually being exported with scarce control or care for their real destiny.

Why Methane Matters

Why Methane Matters

Landfills are a top source of methane emissions, releasing 12 percent of the world’s total. Landfill methane can be tapped, captured, and used as a fairly clean energy source for generating electricity or heat, rather than leaking into the air or being dispersed as waste.

The United States' Food Waste Problem

The United States' Food Waste Problem

About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes. This waste has an environmental toll.