Category Archives: Waste

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…

Have You Noticed These Waste Management Trends Yet?

Have You Noticed These Waste Management Trends Yet?

From politics to global weather patterns, the year 2017 seems to be a time for fundamental change. Giving way to new practices and increased awareness, the world of waste management is following suit as well. In the same way organic waste, composting, and recycling dominated the conversation in 2016, this year will see a host… Read More…

These 5 Cities Are Falling behind in Waste Solutions

These 5 Cities Are Falling behind in Waste Solutions

Granted, trash is a problem for every city on Earth, but for a select few, it has become an epidemic of grand proportions. An estimated 3 billion people live in urban areas, which makes their production of over 1.3 billion metric tons of annual solid waste a considerable problem, especially given the limited space intrinsic… Read More…

Are Humans the Real Culprit in Toxic Waste?

Are Humans the Real Culprit in Toxic Waste?

Hazardous waste is a major environmental problem. But when most people visualize this threat to the planet, they don’t think about themselves. They likely picture barrels of nuclear chemicals or containers bearing the biohazard insignia. However, by definition, hazardous waste is any poisonous byproduct of our life on earth. It may be caused by farming,… Read More…

Is the World of Waste Management Looking for You?

Is the World of Waste Management Looking for You?

When thinking about careers in waste management, it’s easy to assume the majority of jobs entail sorting through recyclables, manipulating the levers of a massive garbage lift, or driving a collection truck, but the truth is there are actually a lot of other important roles in the industry. Not only do these jobs allow people… Read More…