The floods of April 2022 in the South African city of Durban (eThekwini municipality) placed the spotlight on the management of urban areas and their vulnerability to natural disasters. That homes had been built close to rivers and on floodplains indicates a shortfall in urban planning.
Much of the global thinking about managing risks like flooding uses the concepts of green and ecological infrastructure. They highlight the role of “natural” infrastructure in mitigating natural and human-induced risks.
European multi-disciplinary environmental engineering firm O Bi-Eco Green Engineering (OBE) and AfricaLive have announced a partnership to foster European-African partnership in the circular economy.
OBE specialises in delivering multi-stakeholder environmental engineering and circular bio-economy projects. Bringing a wealth of experience in building multi-stakeholder partnerships, the partnership with AfricaLive will provide opportunities for EU-African partnerships able to tackle critical socio-economic and environmental challenges.
Researchers have successfully broken plastic into its molecular building blocks and recovered over 90% of them.
It’s a first step towards genuine plastic recycling. The chemical industry has a long tradition of producing polymers. This involves turning small molecular building blocks into long chains of molecules that bond together.