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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.

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.

Who Wastes Most Food?

Who Wastes Most Food?

There are a lot of ways to think about food waste. The issue is complex, and effective reduction efforts require a coordinated response involving effective policies and technologies.

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

Considering that 795 million people around the world go hungry on any given day, it is shocking that many of us throw away food on a daily basis.

Global Fresh Water Pollution

Global Fresh Water Pollution

Most fresh water pollution is caused by the addition of organic material which is mainly sewage, but can also be be food waste or farm effluent. Other forms of fresh water pollution include micro-plastics, chemicals, and nasty toxins from household cleaning products. 

Worldwide Generation of Food Waste

Worldwide Generation of Food Waste

The problem with food waste is that it is not only a domestic issue, but also a systemic one, meaning that every step from supplier to consumer, is a constant battle to prevent waste.

Food Waste Recovery

Food Waste Recovery

Reducing food waste is environmentally important as it keeps food out of landfills. It also makes economic sense at the small scale.

Global Water Withdrawals

Global Water Withdrawals

Ten countries withdraw more than 100 percent of renewable freshwater resources, of which 7 in the Arabian Peninsula, 1 in Northern Africa and 2 in Central Asia.

Food Waste Problem

Food Waste Problem

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is never eaten.