The environmental problem of plastic waste has increasingly been hitting the headlines in recent months.
The problems of treating wastewater are one of the major challenges the world faces as its population continues to grow – OPEN's latest fact sheet Treating Wastewater Onsite: A New Hidden Opportunity highlights the issues and solutions available.
Although a large proportion of the planet is covered with water, just 3% of it is fresh water and much of that is difficult to access. As the world’s population increases rapidly, it is becoming more important than ever to conserve and care for this vital resource.
.Here we take a look at solar-powered mobile technology that can recycle waste in the world's remote regions...
The challenge of recycling waste into something useful is hard enough in the developed world. In developing regions with little or no recycling infrastructure it becomes a near impossibility.
An imaginative new scheme is aiming on using the power of hashtags to raise awareness of the problems of plastic waste.
The UK's Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is urging people who spot discarded plastic bottles and drinks cans to take a snap of them and then share them on Facebook or twitter using the hashtag #wildbottlesighting. The charity can then keep track of them and build up a picture of the extent of the problem in the UK