Tag Archives: Recycling

The Growing-pains of Urban Waste and the Sustainable Solutions

By Apryl Shaw ~ ~ Disposal of increasing quantities of urban solid waste is a major challenge for municipal authorities. With over half of the world’s population living in cities, municipalities are challenged to manage the physical growth of their … Continue reading

Posted in Dar es Salaam | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project wins Sustainable Architecture Awards

By Amanda Botes ~ ~ Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project has been commended for a 2012 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture award in the work of social significance category. The South African awards were set up … Continue reading

Posted in Durban | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Building More Sustainable Cities: Urban recyclers – the need for proper storage and sorting space

By Steven Charters Despite working on the margins of many cities around the world, informal recyclers are playing important roles in urban waste disposal: collecting, sorting and returning discarded recyclables from city streets, parks, alleys and beachfronts. There may be … Continue reading

Posted in Dar es Salaam, Durban, Vancouver | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Reality of Recycling

Clara Blakelock just finished a 6-month CIDA / IYIP internship in San Fernando, Philippines. Her work focused on waste management. Thanks for the great article, Clara! ~  ~ I think the reason that I’ve always focused my environmental work and education … Continue reading

Posted in San Fernando | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Is this your trash?

Meghan Larson is working in San Fernando, Philippines on community solid waste management programs This past weekend as I made my way down to the beach to enjoy the first few hours of daylight and a quiet walk along the … Continue reading

Posted in San Fernando | Tagged , , | Leave a comment