Category Archives: Food Waste

Down and Dirty: Composting in a Few Easy Steps

Down and Dirty: Composting in a Few Easy Steps

If you are into farming or even just tending a small garden at home, composting is an extremely useful practice. Without it, there is no way to turn organic waste into something valuable and pragmatic. Composting is a waste management practice that allows microorganisms like bacteria and fungi to break down organic material into simpler… Read More…

How the Garbage King of Beirut Found Love in a Landfill

How the Garbage King of Beirut Found Love in a Landfill

Most people probably think it’s not possible to have a love affair with garbage, but Ziad Abichaker would disagree. As a citizen of Beirut, Lebanon, he embraces all of its beauty and shortcomings, including its significant garbage problem. Although he is a structural and environmental engineer by trade, he is also known as “The Garbage… Read More…

Waste 101: The Problem in a Nutshell

Waste 101: The Problem in a Nutshell

What is waste? Otherwise known as trash, junk, garbage, rubbish, or debris, waste is the stuff we don’t want. Waste may include leftover food, old furniture, dirty diapers, or anything else that leaves our house in a plastic trash bag. It can be discarded or recycled, depending on the material. While waste was once something… Read More…

How Does an Aging Population Affect Waste Management?

How Does an Aging Population Affect Waste Management?

With an increase in food availability, greater access to health care, and improved life expectancy, the global human population is expected to rise considerably in coming years, bringing with it a host of interesting waste management problems. When the number of people grows, so does the amount of debris they generate. This population increase presents… Read More…