The biggest cause of global warming that nobody’s talking about

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Even if former Prime Minister Tony Abbott hasn’t come around to the idea yet, most of us would agree that if we want planet Earth to sustain life for generations to come, we need cleaner energy. We need cleaner energy to fuel our cars, our homes, our cities… If advances in green tech can overcome these challenges, we will have solved a big piece of the climate puzzle. But not all the big pieces…

What about the energy we use to fuel our bodies?

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Real organic agriculture: Using human waste as fertilizer

The other day, I got some funny looks from a journalist who was interviewing me for an upcoming series on World Food Day. She asked me to list some of the ways I thought world hunger could be reduced. In addition to pointing to the need for better distribution of food and other resources, I gave my standard spiel about growing more food in cities. About half of the world’s population now lives in cities, which makes growing food there not just a hobby for wealthy urbanites, but an essential step in improving the health of the urban poor. But what made the journalist look askance was my description of how exactly urban farmers in some parts of the world are fertilizing their crops: with human manure and urine.

It may be hard for some of us to stomach, but much of the food grown in developing-world cities is irrigated with waste water. According to the International Water Management Institute, the reason is very simple—water from sewage systems is a low-cost, nutrient-rich source of irrigation for the urban poor. As a result, worldwide, 3.5 to 4.5 million hectares of land are irrigated with poop and pee. And while this sort of “waste” water can contain a whole range of pathogens, farmers can learn to use it safely. In fact, a Finnish study released earlier this week found that using human urine for irrigation can slightly increase plant growth (they used cabbages) and does not affect the nutritional value of the crop. In other words, urine can replace costly store-bought fertilizers and produce nutritious, organically grown food.

Although farmers have used human waste as fertilizer for centuries, cities and governments have more recently looked down on the practice. But in countries like Ghana, officials do not have the money or infrastructure to provide alternatives. In Accra, for example, 200,000 people a day eat salad from land irrigated with urine and human manure. But while this helps provide these folks a diversified diet, it also gives a sense of how many people may be at risk from polluted water. Educating farmers on how to grow, wash, and prepare urban food safely and educating policymakers about the agricultural and economic benefits of human waste will help ensure that millions of urban dwellers don’t go hungry.

Source: http://www.worldwatch.org

15 Major Current Environmental Problems

Our environment is constantly changing. There is no denying that. However, as our environment changes, so does the need to become increasingly aware of the problems that surround it. With a massive influx of natural disasters, warming and cooling periods, different types of weather patterns and much more, people need to be aware of what types of environmental problems our planet is facing.

1. Pollution: Pollution of air, water and soil require millions of years to recoup. Industry and motor vehicle exhaust are the number one pollutants. Heavy metals, nitrates and plastic are toxins responsible for pollution. While water pollution is caused by oil spill, acid rain, urban runoff; air pollution is caused by various gases and toxins released by industries and factories and combustion of fossil fuels; soil pollution is majorly caused by industrial waste that deprives soil from essential nutrients. Read more

Enforcement agencies brought together to stop the illegal wildlife trade

The commitments national agencies in India and Thailand made at a recent meeting we facilitated with our partners Freeland are a major step forward for protecting wild animals.

Recently I was in New Delhi, India, representing World Animal Protection at a meeting of wildlife crime investigators and enforcement officers from India and Thailand. We organised the meeting with our partner Freeland, a front line counter-trafficking organisation. Read more

Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

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Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put a spotlight on what continues to be a global problem: clean water.

This year completes the UN “Water for Life” international decade for action, but water is staying at the top of its agenda. Read more

1500TPA Pyrolysis Plant in Rajasthan

Pyrocrat commsiisioned 2 x 750TPA pyrolysis plants in Rajasthan. Total annual processing capacity of these plants is 1500MT of waste plastic and generating minimum of 900KL of Pyrolysis oil per annum. The plants are operational at full capacity.

Pyrolysis Plant in Karnataka

Pyrocrat Commissioned 750TPA Waste to Energy Plant in Karnataka. Plant is operational at full capacity, generating 35,000lit of fuel oil every month.

Plastic pyrolysis plant in Maharashtra, India

Established tire pyrolysis plant in Maharashtra, India.

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Pyrolysis plant in Maharashtra

Established pyrolysis plant in Maharashtra, India.

Contact us for more information on plastic and tire Pyrolysis plants..

Pyrolysis Plant in Spain, Europe

Pyrocrat signed distribution agreement with an organization in Seville, Spain, Europe; for supply of plastic & tire pyrolysis plants to European nations.

To know more about our European representatives, please contact us.