BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS FROM SOYBEAN WASTE

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A lot has been said concerning the massive pollution and threat that plastic causes to human and marine life, and to the environment as a whole. There is therefore a strong case for alternatives that are biodegradable and healthier for our world. Traditional alternatives include glass and paper, but plastic remains popular for their strength […]

SUPER ENZYME THAT EATS PLASTIC SIX TIMES FASTER

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A team of researchers in the University of Portsmouth have created a new “super enzyme” that can break down plastic up to six times faster than their previous enzyme. According to a press release, the scientists combined a previously re-engineered plastic-eating enzyme named PETase with a second enzyme to speed up the process. The super […]

10 STEPS TO PROPERLY DISPOSE CORONAVIRUS WASTE

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Globally, the past few months have witnessed a surge in the use of the diverse forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Production and consumption of surgical face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitizers and other PPE have increased drastically. It is now mandatory to use a face mask in […]

CORONAVIRUS WASTE IS POLLUTING THE ENVIRONMENT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated certain lifestyle changes for humans around the world. Because of the way that the virus is spread, health experts advise the use of face masks, frequent hand washing and maintaining physical distancing as part of measures to curtail the spread of the disease. In fact, face coverings are now a […]

THIS STARTUP IS HELPING SMALLHOLDER FARMERS MAKE MORE MONEY

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Although it is popularly cited that an estimated 70% of Nigeria′s population is engaged in agricultural production, this has sadly not translated into food security for the nation or improved standard of living for its farmers. The reasons are many: agricultural production is mostly at subsistence level agricultural holdings are mostly small and scattered inadequate […]

RECYCLED PLASTIC PAVING THE WAY TO HEALTHIER CITIES

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Ghana generates about 22,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually but only 2 percent gets recycled. A company in Ghana called Nelplast Eco is changing that. Its founder is Ghanaian engineer Nelson Boateng. He created his own recycling machine using scrap metal and started the company to recycle around 4,400 pounds of plastic junk. The Nelplast website […]

MEXICO′S VERTICAL GARDENS ON CITY′S HIGHWAYS

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The columns of Mexico City′s busiest highways have been converted into more than 600,000 square feet of vertical gardens stretching across 27km. Through its project tagged Via Verde, it has transformed over 1,000 previously bare and boring concrete pillars of its elevated highway. It is acclaimed to be the “greatest urban greening project under construction […]

STOP. BREATHE. EXHALE. What are you breathing?

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We do it all day and all night; we don’t even need to think about it. But how healthy is the air we breathe? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 9 out of 10 people on earth breathe polluted air. In many parts of the world, air pollution levels remain dangerously high leaving people […]

‘AIR TO FUELS’ TECHNOLOGY: COULD THIS BE THE FUTURE?

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Many agree that Climate Change is real and that we need to act fast to protect our only home – the earth. One of such people is the world’s richest man and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who is also putting his money where his mouth is. Together with his partners, they are experimenting with a […]

NIGERIA’S “PURE WATER” – WHERE DOES IT ALL GO?

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It is on the street, in schools, homes, shops and markets. You’ll find it in cities, towns and villages. It is everywhere. Young or old, north or south you are sure to come across it. Nigeria’s sachet water, popularly called “pure water” have no doubt transformed the production and consumption of water in the country. […]