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EMBRACING ECO-FRIENDLY FURNITURE

One of the ways to reduce deforestation is to create sustainable alternatives to “everyday” furniture making. At Pearl Recycling , we remodel waste materials like rubber  into eco-friendly products. You can reach out to us on 07019268146  

THE BANANA ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC PACKAGING

According to World Bank, municipal waste generation in Nigeria is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. This is due to the rapid population growth and urbanization Nigeria is currently experiencing. With the recent report of Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) putting annual waste generation in Nigeria at 65 million metric tonnes […]

Canada to remove trash from Philippines by end of June

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday that by the end of June it will remove truckloads of garbage which Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the government has awarded a contract to French shipping giant Bollore Logistics Canada that calls for the return of 69 containers […]

UPCYCLING, AN UNTAPPED GOLDMINE

Can anything good come out of waste? Absolutely YES. Waste, like water, is a useful resources that needs to be explored in Nigeria.   We create an alternative waste reuse model, which is complete waste remodeling using creative innovation. Upcycled wastes are known to be durable and last-longer than regular wood furniture. We have included […]

TYRE BURNING, A GROWING CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Furthermore, uncontrolled tyre burning has been proven to be 16 times more mutagenic, meaning capable of inducing genetic mutation, than traditional residential wood combustion in a fireplace, and 13,000 times more mutagenic than coal-fired utility emissions with good combustion efficiency and add-on controls. The world, as usual, will celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, […]

LAND DEGRADATION : A TICKLING TIME BOMB

The Problem Today Currently, 40% of soil in Africa is degraded. Degraded soil diminishes food production and leads to soil erosion, which in turn contributes to desertification. This is particularly worrisome since, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, some 83% of sub-Saharan African people depend on the land for their livelihood, and food production in […]

OPINION: WE NEED A TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN WASTE COLLECTION SOLUTION

Our cities are filled with scavengers who scout for recyclables wastes for collection. These men and women make a living from picking scraps; they are semi-illiterates and most can use mobile handsets. They operate a flexible method of renewable waste collection, though profit driven. Bulks of renewable waste retrieval from far to near places are […]

SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES, SOLUTION TO AFRICA URBAN INFLUX.

Africa is a continent of natural wonders and rich cultures, blessed with a blended spectrum of people from different ethnic groups showcasing the best they got in making Africa an industrialized continent. Africa has more than 1 billion people, ranked as the second populated region in the world and with a very significant population growth […]

A PIECE OF CLOTH, A TRUCK OF TRASH.

One garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to landfills every second! The average consumer bought 60 percent more clothes in 2014 than in 2000, but kept each garment for half as long.  Think about how many sweaters, scarves and other clothes were given as gifts this holiday season. How many times will people wear […]

Renewable Energy: The underutilized energy source

Energy is a very vital resource to the development of the modern life. From household appliances, office electronic devices, factories and industries machines, transportation and personal gadgets all are driven by energy. In other words, energy holds a much wider control over the operating capacity of our modern creation. Perhaps the most grilling phenomenon is […]