Is biodegradable packaging really the answer to the world's plastic addiction?
Many materials can be used to create biodegradable packaging, including crop waste
July 23, 2023, 9:26 AM
One discarded plastic bottle for every two metres of coastline in Abu Dhabi, says expert
Monir Bou Ghanem says single-use plastic items are the issue
July 18, 2023, 2:00 AM
Abu Dhabi aims to recycle 20 million single-use plastic water bottles this year
New reverse vending machines and smart bins will incentivise residents to recycle plastic bottles and aluminium cans
July 13, 2023, 3:30 AM
The Drive Throw - a solution to Lebanon's rubbish crisis?
Privately run recycling centres seek to fill the gap left by government amid three-year economic collapse
July 03, 2023, 12:13 PM
How turning urine and sweat into drinking water is boosting space aspirations
Nasa says the water is 'cleaner than what we drink on Earth' and key to long-haul journeys to the Moon and beyond
June 26, 2023, 3:45 PM
Postcard from Cairo: Is Egypt's robabikya trade destined for the scrap heap?
Dealers in old and broken goods say the economic crisis has made people less willing to part with them
June 09, 2023, 6:00 PM
Indiana recycling plant fire: More than 2,000 residents evacuated due to 'toxic smoke'
Officials say facility used for recycling and storing plastic and other material
April 12, 2023, 3:50 PM
A pepper that looks like a banana — the benefits of putting ugly food on the table
Sunday marks World Food Day and the time is ripe to change how we think about unsightly, but perfectly nutritious, produce
October 14, 2022, 7:46 AM
UAE start-up Nadeera given $100,000 PepsiCo grant to boost circular economy solution
Waste management company will use funding to grow its business and promote more sustainability projects
October 07, 2022, 8:52 AM
Population growth causes 'dramatic increase' in waste production, Tadweer reports
The emirate produced an average of 2.2kg per resident in the first half of 2018
September 11, 2018, 9:19 AM
Bring your own plate and cups and get a discount at this Abu Dhabi restaurant
In a drive to reduce the amount of plastic waste we generate, Urban Retreat is rewarding self-sufficient diners with discounted bills
August 07, 2018, 8:15 AM
Why the plastic water bottle is public enemy number one
We use them once, dispose of and forget about them. But they’ll be causing damage long after we’ve gone,
July 09, 2018, 11:53 AM
Shoppers in Dubai generating half a kilo of waste on average mall trip
Shoppers also consumed over 500 kWh of energy per sqm and used almost 11 litres of water per visitor, highlighting need for better energy and waste management
April 04, 2018, 1:15 PM
RAK launches initiative to cut waste by 75 per cent by 2021
Recycling bags will be delivered to households in Al Rams, Al Dhait and the southern region
September 17, 2017, 1:51 PM
People should pay Dh1 for plastic bags in the UAE, says the green sheikh
Charging for plastic bags would put the UAE on a par with countries like the UK and Ireland, where plastic bag use plummeted by up to 90 per cent after charges the equivalent of between 25 fils and 50 fils per bag were introduced.
July 21, 2017, 2:42 PM
Abu Dhabi upcycling workshop gives furniture new life
Noof Al Refaei travels the world teaching people how to turn waste materials into furniture they can sell.
June 30, 2017, 12:00 AM
Recycling opportunity in e-waste
A Dubai firm has recorded 20 per cent growth in binned electronics.
June 25, 2017, 12:00 AM
11-year-old Dubai resident and team of ‘waste warriors’ spread recycling message
A young student will go knocking on her neighbours’ doors in a Dubai community along with other children to spread the message to recycle, reuse and go green.
June 02, 2017, 12:00 AM
Sustainable products: 8 stylish home items from The Urban Gallery at the Index design exhibition
A highlight of this year’s Index design exhibition was an unassuming but beautifully curated installation that focused in on some of the more innovative materials currently being used in interiors.
June 01, 2017, 12:00 AM
Recycling centre opens in Al Twar 2
There are plans to open two more centres in Satwa and Muhaisina.
May 25, 2017, 12:00 AM