Environmental Studies, Soil Resources, Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Plastic Recycling

Author: Alistair Cook, MBA Student, Colorado State University

This case study looks at plastic recycling. The world’s production and use of plastic materials has increased hugely in the past few decades. In many economically poorer countries, the increase has been higher than the world average and waste plastics are becoming a major waste stream +

Survival in the Desert Sun: Cool Food Storage

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a technology that people who live in the heat and dust of North Darfur use to preserve their food. It is a clay and sand pot called a Zeer Pot. When placed in the sunshine, it uses the phenomena of evaporative cooling to cool the v +

Technical Aspects of Municipal Solid Waste Collection: Case Studies from East Africa

Authors:

Mentore Vaccari, assistant professor, CeTAmb LAB - Research Laboratory on Appropriate Technologies for Environmental Management in resource-limited Countries, DICATAM, University of Brescia, via Branze 43, 25123, Brescia (Italy).
Francesco Vitali, research fellowship, CeTAmb LAB - Research Laboratory on Appropriate Technologies for Envir +

Trade and Mobility on the Rooftop of the World: Gravity Ropeways in Nepal

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a rare and challenging mode of transportation: the gravity ropeway. These are mechanically powered devices that, despite their simplicity, are difficult to implement safely but make a dramatic difference to the movement of goods an +