A Kenyan Entrepreneur Fights Deforestation With a New Energy Solution

When Leroy Mwasaru was in his teens, he noticed a major problem at his Kenyan boarding school. Ageing pipes were leaking sewage directly into a nearby stream, which was a source of water for a neighbouring community. Mwasaru, now 22, says he could not sit idly by and watch that …

Creating Energy and Fighting Waste in Yemen

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is considered to be among the worst in the world. In 2019, 80 per cent of Yemen’s people were in need—an estimated 24 million people. The 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Yemen report shows that 14.3 million people are classified as being in need, with around 3.2 …

High-tech Electronics Made from Autumn Leaves

Northern China’s roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the colder season, exacerbating the country’s air pollution problem. Investigators in Shandong, China, recently discovered a new method to convert this organic waste matter into a porous …

Smart Meters to Help Reduce Food Wastage in UAE Hotels

With the staggering amounts of food waste around the world, the UAE leadership has recently taken action to drastically reduce food waste in the country. Ever since UAE Food Bank was announced to give excess food to the needy, Dubai has intensified its efforts and put up strategies to limit …

Czech Organic Waste Fed Biogas Subsidies Approved by EU Commission

The Czech Republic’s plans to provide financial support for biogas installations which use at organic waste feedstocks, have been approved by the European Commission as being in-line with EU state aid rules. The decision that means that anaerobic digestion plants of up to 500 kW, and which are fed by …

5th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management

The 5th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management CRETE 2016 will take place in Chania, Greece from 27-30 September 2016. The LIFE communications team will be present at the conference and will make a presentation on 30 September regarding the contribution of LIFE to improved industrial and hazardous …