Tag Archives: Waste management

The Growing-pains of Urban Waste and the Sustainable Solutions

By Apryl Shaw ~ ~ Disposal of increasing quantities of urban solid waste is a major challenge for municipal authorities. With over half of the world’s population living in cities, municipalities are challenged to manage the physical growth of their … Continue reading

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Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project wins Sustainable Architecture Awards

By Amanda Botes ~ ~ Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project has been commended for a 2012 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture award in the work of social significance category. The South African awards were set up … Continue reading

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Building More Sustainable Cities: Urban recyclers – the need for proper storage and sorting space

By Steven Charters Despite working on the margins of many cities around the world, informal recyclers are playing important roles in urban waste disposal: collecting, sorting and returning discarded recyclables from city streets, parks, alleys and beachfronts. There may be … Continue reading

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‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ SCI Intern Network

Angele Clarke just finished her 6-month internship in San Fernando.  ~ ~ As the fifth round of intern(s) going to San Fernando, La Union, The Philippines I was extremely excited, but honestly a bit nervous at being the sole intern … Continue reading

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The Kisiwani Environmental Group (KEG) -Solid Waste Management in Dar es Salaam

Nicole Fornelli just finished a 6-month stint in Dar es Salaam as part of our SCI internship program. ~ ~ The Kisiwani Environmental Group (KEG) is a community based organization (CBO) that collects waste in unplanned settlements within the Buguruni … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Participation

Jonathan De Luca just finished a 6-month internship in San Fernando, Philippines. His work their focused on waste management. His post here is an honest look at some of the difficulties encountered in true participatory planning, but also in his … Continue reading

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South Africa NGO Honoured for Giving a Voice to the Working Poor

By Amanda Botes, Durban, South Africa ~ ~ Sustainable Cities International would like to congratulate Asiye eTafuleni on recently walking away with a prestigious South African award –  the Mail and Guardian Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Award civil … Continue reading

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Barangay Solid Waste Management in the Philippines

Tyler Farrow is currently doing a 6-month SCI internship in San Fernando, Philippines. His work will focus on waste management. ~  ~ Since the words were famously spoken by Eldridge Cleaver in 1968, the phrase “You’re either part of the … Continue reading

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The Reality of Recycling

Clara Blakelock just finished a 6-month CIDA / IYIP internship in San Fernando, Philippines. Her work focused on waste management. Thanks for the great article, Clara! ~  ~ I think the reason that I’ve always focused my environmental work and education … Continue reading

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SCI Youth Intern Profile #4 : Maude Gilbert-Vanasse

In the lead up to the United Nations International Youth Day on August 12th, we will be profiling 5 of our interns and the work they have done to support youth-led development around the world. ~  ~ Name : Maude … Continue reading

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