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Kuwait’s Towering Trash Problem

For such a tiny nation, Kuwait produces some of the world’s highest per capita amounts of trash Rubbish may not be the glamorous topic to think about but it is probably the most relatable. We all throw out trash such as packaging which only seems to serve us momentarily or food which wasn’t eaten in time. […]

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Libya’s Post-Revolution Trash and Traffic Problems

Clear Libyan streets of trash and traffic for a brighter and more democratic future says expert Security concerns in Libya may be top of the political agenda, but more goodwill could be earned if socio-economic problems such as traffic and trash are tackled says Rhiannon Smith, who is an economic development expert in Libya. Post-revolution, […]

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Jordan Implements New Recycling Program

In August, Jordan’s Ministry of the Environment started a waste sorting and recycling project at public agencies. According to statements by the ministry, in the first phase of the project, they will implement waste sorting and recycling across a number of ministries, institutions and schools. Environment Minister Yaseen Khayyat said the project is being carried […]

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Lebanon’s Trash Theatre & the True Cost of Rubbish

Trash Theatre is a free theatre performance about trash – it’s taking place across Lebanon’s coast Lebanon is drowning in trash. Now artists are making theatre out of the mess. I think it’s safe to say that ‘10453: A Story About Life in 1 km2 of Trash’ is unlike any theatre production you have ever heard […]

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Pollution: What Autism, ADD, and Dyslexia Have in Common

 There are many different kinds of pollution and many ways in which they are hijacking our children’s future. Children exposed to pollution are more likely to develop autism, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia, according to Haaretz. These findings were unveiled by both scientists at a recent conference in Israel, and those are only the dangers […]

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Solar Taxi Visits Israel Cleanup Day

Israeli volunteers joined others worldwide on November 1st, in an international movement to “clean up” our environmental act. The 11th annual International Cleanup Day activities in Israel, which took place on November 1st, were attended by 204 regional Israeli councils, 260,000 volunteers, environmental VIPs, and one solar powered taxi (driven by Swiss inventor Louis Palmer […]

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Egypt Turns To Earthworms To Save Its Environment

Earthworms to the rescue! Egypt plans to use them to eat through millions of tons of organic waste each year. Waste, after corruption and smog, is probably Egypt’s number one nemesis. Everywhere one travels – even the most popular tourist spots – is overrun with organic and solid rubbish. Finally, the Ministry of Agriculture is […]

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High Waste Generation and Low Level Recycling in Iran

Iranians throw our about a half kilo of trash, per person, per day. That’s high for a developing country. There is a growing rate of waste generation in Iranian cities. According to the R&D Deputy of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of Municipality of Tehran, every resident of Tehran produces 320 kilograms of solid […]

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Kfar Vradim in the Galilee Cuts Back on Garbage

Located in the northern part of Israel, in the western Galilee, Kfar Vradim is in an area surrounded by greenery.  But this summer, the town decided to go greener.  Starting last week, the town council of Kfar Vradim put a decision about trash into effect. In an attempt to encourage their residents to recycle more, […]

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A Green Survey of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

Stay tuned for our future eco-tour of Dubai, but in the meantime let’s take a look at some green goings-on in Dubai.  Because we’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover that very interesting things are happening over there. For starters, the Dubai government recently issued a requirement that all buildings in the emirate be constructed with […]

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Making Light of Trash

We all know the saying: one's mans trash is another man's treasure. Embarrassing as it was in my younger years, my father was a collector and seller of other people's trash and today makes a living from it. He calls it curbside shopping.