Waste pipe polluting the environment. Image: Rapeepong Puttakumwong / Getty

Recovering resources from organic waste streams with the REVAMP tool

November 18, 2021

A new web-based platform, REVAMP tool, launched today, enables people to explore the resource recovery potential of urban organic waste streams in their local communities and cities.

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Dung beetle rolling its foodKruger National Park, Lesotho

Can poop power the planet?

November 16, 2021

In this podcast, SEI Researcher Daniel Ddiba answers questions about using poop as an alternative to fossil fuel-based energy sources.

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Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery

November 11, 2021

This 2nd edition of Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: From Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery aims to bring about change by showing how improved sanitation and wastewater management can benefit both humans and the environment. Wastewater and excreta are commonly seen as useless and potentially dangerous waste products. However, they are indeed valuable resources, which if utilized correctly, can serve to improve ecosystem health […]

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Livestock rummaging for food remains in a dumpsite. Photo: Daniel Ddiba / SEI.

Exploring the circular economy potential of Naivasha’s organic waste

May 24, 2021

Every day, Kenyan urban areas generate solid waste at the rate of 0.31 to 0.75 kg per person per day. Less than half of that waste is collected and only about 8% of it is recycled.

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Trucks emptying faecal sludge at Bugolobi Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Linda Strande.

Do you know the value of your city’s sewage?

August 26, 2016

The REVAMP tool estimates and values what reuse products could be made from a city’s wastewater, sewage and organic waste.

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