India’s Yamuna river regains sparkle as virus lockdown banishes waste

The sparkle has returned to the Yamuna river flowing through India’s capital of New Delhi, residents say, after decades of filthy and stinking waters, matted with garbage and polluted with toxic effluent from industry. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy … Read more India’s Yamuna river regains sparkle as virus lockdown banishes waste

Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

Bangladesh was already struggling with poor medical waste management before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it is at risk of being hit hard by what is being called a “sudden onslaught” of single-use medical plastic. Around 250 tonnes of medical waste was generated by hospitals last month, and sanitation workers often lack the protective gear to … Read more Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

The Global Guardians: How is China processing COVID-19 medical waste?

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, tons of medical waste are being created in China. To prevent the further spread of the virus, the waste must be appropriately processed. Li Haipeng is a medical waste disposal worker in Beijing. Since the pandemic began, he and his coworkers have been working tirelessly to process and incinerate COVID-19 medical … Read more The Global Guardians: How is China processing COVID-19 medical waste?

Houston’s Cancer Cluster | Fault Lines

In Houston, Texas, residents of two historically African-American neighbourhoods with high rates of certain cancers are seeking answers after toxic waste from a nearby railroad yard contaminated their environment. Some suspect the pollution is the cause of a cancer cluster discovered in their area in 2019. The groundwater beneath more than 100 properties is contaminated … Read more Houston’s Cancer Cluster | Fault Lines

Game changer: A former professor’s career sorting trash

A former professor at Beijing Union University, Tang Yingying, has moved from teaching youth the classroom to educating an entire community in Xinzhuang Village, on the outskirts of Beijing. She helped transform the dirty and smelly village into a model community in waste disposal classification. Check out this video to find out how her small … Read more Game changer: A former professor’s career sorting trash

Backacia fight against construction waste with reused materials

Large construction sites are incredibly wasteful. Materials get tossed all the time if there’s a change of plan or if you ordered too much stuff. French startup Backacia connects construction professionals to reduce waste and bring costs down. You can both buy and sell materials and equipment. The buyer then picks the order up directly … Read more Backacia fight against construction waste with reused materials

Food waste: Turning trash into treasure

As people across the globe stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, residential trash has increased dramatically. While on average households used to cook once or twice a day, many are now making at least three meals on a daily basis, generating along the way an abundant yet unexploited resource: food waste.  Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Food waste: Turning trash into treasure

A look at how Tunisia handles medical waste

Tunisian authorities have warned that the increasing amount of medical waste generated during the coronavirus pandemic pose a serious threat to public health. They have issued guidelines on how to properly handle the waste. Adnen Chaouachi got exclusive access to a medical waste handling facility. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more A look at how Tunisia handles medical waste

Sewer science: How scientists hope to track Covid-19 through the world’s waste

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Could the key to tracking the spread of Covid-19 lie in the world’s sewers? Scientists in the field of sewage surveillance, known as wastewater epidemiology, say testing human waste in sewer systems for Covid-19 could help detect … Read more Sewer science: How scientists hope to track Covid-19 through the world’s waste

CGTN Nature: Changdao Series: | Ep. 1: The Line Between Two Seas

Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Its air quality is often in the hazardous range, even indoors. Although his doctor has advised him to leave the city, Kamal Meattle, the emeritus chairman of the Paharpur Business Center, decided to stay and make it his mission to clean the air indoors … Read more CGTN Nature: Changdao Series: | Ep. 1: The Line Between Two Seas

With pubs closed, old keg beer is being poured down the drain | ABC News

Australia’s love of beer is well known, so it might sadden many to hear millions of litres of beer is being poured down the drain. The coronavirus shutdown has seen pubs and clubs across the country close, and they’re not due to reopen to large numbers of drinkers any time soon. As a result, huge … Read more With pubs closed, old keg beer is being poured down the drain | ABC News

Homemade Pasta Al Forno | Gennaro Contaldo | Filmed pre Covid 19

Pasta bake – the Italian way. This recipe is ideal for using up any left overs from the fridge, not only is it such a great idea for lowering food waste but, it’s sooo delicious! You’ll be shouting “WHY AM I COOKING SO GOOD!” before you know it! Filmed in January 2020. #withme Thanks for … Read more Homemade Pasta Al Forno | Gennaro Contaldo | Filmed pre Covid 19

Cafes forced to resort to disposable coffee cups during pandemic | ABC News

The environment has been one of the few beneficiaries from the coronavirus crisis, as society slows down and people stay home. But the requirement for restaurants and cafes to turn to takeaway has created a lot of waste. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-08/cost-of-disposable-coffee-cups-amid-extra-support-for-cafes/12221320 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more Cafes forced to resort to disposable coffee cups during pandemic | ABC News

Waste Management CEO Sees 20%-25% Increase in Trash Volume Amid Pandemic

May.07 — Waste Management Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Fish says the company needs to be adequately compensated for the increase in trash as more people are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Guy Johnson and Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Markets.”