Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

Yesterday, Monday 29th August 2019 was the so-called Earth Overshoot Day when mankind had used up its allowance of natural resources such as water, soil and clean air for all of 2019. This means that humanity has used “nature” 1.75 times faster than earth’s ability to regenerate utilized resources. This date has been calculated each…

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South Africa Needs Investment in the Water Industry

South Africa Needs Investment in the Water Industry

“South Africa’s water story is not a good one,” so said Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. “Over three-million people still do not have access to a basic water supply service and 14.1-million people do not have access to safe sanitation. South Africa invests R42-billion a year into water infrastructure, and R13-billion into…

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Scientists Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Jet Fuel

Scientists Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Jet Fuel

Researchers at Washington State University have discovered a method for turning plastic waste into jet fuel. They melted plastic waste at high temperatures between 430°C and 571°C along with activated carbon as a catalyst. The scientists combined waste products such as plastic bags, water bottles and milk bottles, grinding them down to three millimeter pellets….

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