Across the globe, businesses have adopted circularity as a measure to offer sustainable solutions, as a company’s sustainability commitment is becoming a more vital part of business and production. This has been done not only to boost efficiency and bring down costs...
The world will produce 3.40 billion tonnes of waste by 2050 – a 70% increase from 2.01 billion tonnes of global annual waste produced in 2016, according to World Bank’s recent study, What A Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Waste Management to 2050.
Only 1 out of 5 people has access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Out of nearly 1 billion people who do not have electricity worldwide, 50 percent are residing in Sub-Saharan African countries.
Lack of access to reliable electricity has been a widespread challenge in the African continent for decades, negatively affecting quality of life, economic growth and market competitiveness.
Across the world, waste management has become one of the most critical environmental issues that needs to be addressed. From plastic pollution in oceans and on land and over-consumption due to the growth of the middle class across emerging markets to the current patterns across the developed world and rapid increase of waste generation, these factors have spawned an array of environmental issues, where not a single one overrides the other.
One of Visionscape Group’s core actions in 2019 is to amplify its efforts in addressing plastic waste in Europe and in emerging African markets, with an eye towards expanding the reach of its waste management solutions in Asia, the Middle East, and across the globe.
In 2019, Visionscape plans to increase and strengthen partnerships with governments and businesses, and support them in implementing policies on plastic waste management, allowing them to reach their immediate and long-term sustainability goals.
Africa – the second largest continent in the world, covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth – is facing a waste crisis.
Many would argue that the surge of waste is a result of an exponential increase in population density, economic growth, and rapid urbanisation. Others would posit it is the lack of proper information on how waste can be managed from across the value chain
Africa is currently home to 19 of the 50 largest dumpsites in the world, according to recent data released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...
By 2025, the total waste production of Africa could reach up to 244 million tonnes.
The forecast comes as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its Africa Waste Management Outlook, 2018, a joint market study with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...
We are in the age of the plastics crisis, and from consumers to legislators, there is a rapidly increasing demand to act now. Despite this, and aside from all the recent media attention, trends have shown that plastic packaging demand isn’t slowing down...
As the world is working effortlessly to address the global plastic waste crisis and pushing to reduce our plastic consumption, it’s important to take note on those also doing what they can to also alleviate the problem. In addition to that, it is also important not to forget other forms of waste and their contributions towards carbon dioxide emissions.