The UAE is amongst the world’s highest consumers of single-use plastic. According to estimates, a single UAE resident can use around 450 plastic water bottles per year and less than 10% of the country’s total plastic waste is currently recycled.
Grouping vehicles in efficient "trains" has long been suggested as a cure for congestion, but with electric vehicles now becoming more common, EU scientists have tackled a host of technological challenges to make them possible, and improve air quality, too.
Focus takes stock of the situation of the Aral Sea. The subject - from an ecological point of view - is as worrying as that of deforestation in the Amazon. Five Heads of State from Central Asia just met in Turkmenistan to show their common commitment to this huge ecological and economic challenge.
Waste recovery is necessary to reduce the increasing quantity of landfill and other forms of rubbish dumping. Garbage can be transformed into fuel, wood, compost and other materials. Doing this can help to cut contamination, greenhouse gas emissions and landfill use.