Much of what hospitals dispose of as medical waste is still perfectly usable, and could save the lives of people in the developing world.
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Techie retail giant Best Buy celebrates the collection of 1 billion pounds of electronic waste through its free in-store drop-off program.
The very best solutions not only come up with a brilliant answer to an important problem, but often manage to help address other issues too. Here’s one that seems to fit that bill, pointed out to us by Izabella Kaminska. It’s called Plastic Bank.
The World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative focuses on how to get “modern energy” to the entire global population efficiently, effectively, and with the lowest environmental and health impacts.
Ever notice how we ask for “just water” at a restaurant? Like the source of all life is somehow inferior to soda or a glass of wine (both of which are mostly water)? A new infographic from a British plumbing company gives you just about every fact you need to know about water… including the ways we’re wasting it
We often refer to our homes as “the roof over our heads”… but, unless it needs repair, we generally don’t give much thought to our actual roofs. That’s often not the case in the developing world, where makeshift roofing of materials like corrugated tin often provides minimal protection in normal conditions… and often none when disasters like hurricanes strike. The SodaBIB system addresses some of the most common problems with roofing in the world’s poorest areas.
Lower-tech forms of shipping could open up whole worlds of economic opportunity… and with marginal environmental impact, if done right. The creators of the Greenheart Project are trying to accomplish those goals with the development of a simply-designed, solar and sail-powered ship created specifically for use by some of the world’s poorest people.
Appropriate technology not only creates efficiency, but also liberation and empowerment for the developing world’s women.
For regions of the world that receive ample sunlight, the solar oven provides a cookstove alternative that doesn’t make people sick, or require them to spend hours gathering wood.
Technologies like solar-powered LED lights may seem like cool gadgets to those of us in the “first world”… but they’re necessary tools for combating poverty and poor health in the developing world.
The Wonderbag cuts fuels demands of cooking by using thermal mass to trap heat… and cook food without continued exposure to a flame.
Got a usable pair of eyeglasses that don’t work for you any more? See why donating them to an organization that provides glasses to the world’s poor can make a huge difference for someone.
I was on the road for several days earlier this month, and used bars of soap in the hotels in which I stayed. Of course, I didn’t use the whole bars… and left the remainder for the housekeeping staff. I assume that soap ended up in the trash. Seem like a huge sustainability challenge? I […]