Category archives for: Recycling

Dangote Unveils Waste-to-Wealth, Recycling, Tree Planting Initiatives

Lagos, Nigeria, October 7, 2019/ — As part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited flagged off an environment focused initiative tagged “Waste to Wealth initiative”, focused on managing waste disposal while generating income and giving back to communities wherein we operate.

Ecologist Receives the Volvo Environment Prize 2019

October 7, 2019//-An ecology professor who has spent decades doing research and field work in the challenging conditions of the Arctic is the winner of the Volvo Environment Prize 2019.

Canon Awarded Gold Rating from EcoVadis for Sustainability

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2019/ — Canon, a global provider of imaging technologies and services, has been awarded the EcoVadis gold rating, for a fifth consecutive year, which puts the company within the top 5% for sustainability performance.

Zambia: Local Community Pressure Brings a Halt to Wild Animal Captures

September 25, 2019//-Local communities in Zambia have prevented the capture of wild animals from South Luangwa National Park, and their transfer to private game ranches where they would most likely become victims of trophy hunts.

Commonwealth Helps Developing Countries Bank Millions for Climate Action

September 25, 2019//-A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access $27 million of funding.

An Increasing Number of Countries Are Banning e-cigarettes – Here’s Why

Svetov Dmitrii/Shutterstock Lorraine Martin, Queen’s University Belfast and James Reihill, Queen’s University Belfast September 25, 2019//-The White House recently announced plans to ban flavoured e-cigarettes – except for tobacco-flavoured products – because of a rise in the number of middle and high school students using these products.

Soap from Straw – Scientists Develop Eco Friendly Ingredient from Agric Waste

September 23, 2019//-A scientist has discovered a way of using one of the world’s most abundant natural resources as a replacement for manmade chemicals in soaps and thousands of other household products.

What Nigerian Cities Can Learn from the Rest of the World

The infamous Makoko slum in Lagos, Nigeria. Stefan Magdalinski/Wikimedia Commons John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County September 21, 2019//-Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising region. By 2050 more than one billion people will live in cities across the continent.

ThreatQuotient Expands Support for Rhino Conservation  

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– September 18, 2019 – ThreatQuotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced its partnership with Helping Rhinos, a charity organization focused on providing a sustainable future for rhinos.

Africa’s Commitment to Building a Climate Resilient, Low Carbon Future

Washington D.C., United States of America, September 19, 2019/ — This story is part of a series focusing on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and ambitious climate actions that countries are taking to bring about a low-carbon, climate-resilient transformation.

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