Marine Conservation

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.

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.

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Until 2017, China took 51% of all plastic waste traded globally. When China shut its ports to plastic scrap imports, exporting nations soon began looking for new countries to absorb the orphaned waste. Southeast Asia is the most impacted region.

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Access to energy is a key pillar for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation. Ensuring everyone has sufficient access is an ongoing and pressing challenge for global development. However, our energy systems also have important environmental impacts.

Waste in Asia

Waste in Asia

In a region known for takeaway street food culture and single-use plastic, Southeast Asia’s limited waste management services and infrastructure contributes to mismanagement of more than 75 percent of plastic waste according to the UN Environment Programme.

Annual CO2 Emissions from Plastic Could Grow to More Than 2.75 Billion Tonnes by 2050

Annual CO2 Emissions from Plastic Could Grow to More Than 2.75 Billion Tonnes by 2050

here's more to a plastic water bottle than meets the eye. Knowing its environmental impact just might make a person think twice about grabbing bottled water from the grocery store shelf.

Plastic: What's Next?

Plastic: What's Next?

As one Asian country after another shuts the door on scrap exports, it is becoming increasingly clear that business as usual will not solve the plastic pollution challenge.

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Besides its widespread versatility, the waste plastic creates is wreaking havoc on the environment at an alarming rate. The situation is already dire, but there are remedies available to not only solve, but also entirely reverse the devastation plastic propagates on the world.

Earth's Freshwater Resources and Water Scarcity Problem

Earth's Freshwater Resources and Water Scarcity Problem

Water scarcity, related to either overextraction of groundwater reserves or pollution of existing surface water resources, promises only to increase as a problem.