Lifestyle

Photos reveal a harrowing look at Indonesia’s ‘trash mountain,’ where thousands of poor families make a living by picking through heaps of rotting garbage

Bantar Gebang is one of the world’s largest landfills. Located outside of Jakarta, Indonesia the pile stands more than 15 stories high and 200 football fields in size. It accepts up to 7,000 tons of garbage every day from Jakarta and provides livelihood to thousands of poor families located around […]
Photos reveal a harrowing look at Indonesia’s ‘trash mountain,’ where thousands of poor families make a living by picking through heaps of rotting garbage
News

A fatberg longer than the Leaning Tower of Pisa is clogging another UK sewer

“Fatbergs” – a portmanteau that combines “fat” & “iceberg” – are giant masses of hardened fat, grease, and household garbage that clog sewer systems. A 210-foot-long fatberg, which is longer than the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tall, was recently discovered in the sewers under Sidmouth, a coastal town in […]
A fatberg longer than the Leaning Tower of Pisa is clogging another UK sewer
US

An environmental group is testing giant floating pipes to clean up oceans

The Ocean Cleanup will use giant floating pipes driven by the wind, waves and currents to cleanup the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. The assembly process and testing phase has already been put into effect. Their test used 394 feet of pipe out of the planned […]
An environmental group is testing giant floating pipes to clean up oceans
Tech

E-waste is a huge and growing problem — and the US is a big reason why

Electronic waste is a big problem, and it’s only getting worse. The amount of e-waste generated between 2014 and 2016 increased by 8%, according to a new report by the United Nations University, the International Telecommunications Union, and the International Solid Waste Association. By 2021, the organisations expect e-waste to […]
E-waste is a huge and growing problem  —  and the US is a big reason why