News of the week 24.09.2020

The first factory in the Middle East "Energy from Waste" will start in 2021. 
Factory will be opened in the Emirate of Sharjah. 

The "Sharjah Waste to Energy" will utilize 300 thousand tons of waste per year, generate 30 MW of electricity and supply 28 thousand homes with electricity. The new facility will also reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 450 thousand tons per year.

One factory is also being built in the neighboring Emirate of Dubai. It will be the largest enterprise "Energy from waste" in the world. It is designed for processing of 5 thousand tons of solid municipal waste per day or 1.825 million tons per year. The energy capacity of this giant will be 171 MW, which will provide energy to about 120,000 houses or - for illustrative purposes - 2 thousand skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.


In Kenya, "Gjenge Makers" learned how to turn plastic covers into paving bricks.
The company spent eight months raising funds in search of a strategic partner. Today, the factory can produce about 1200 paving bricks 40 mm thick per day with a two-day shift.

However, Kenya has already banned plastic bags usage. The total amount of plastic produced in Kenya every year is about 400,000 tons.


The new packaging of noodles is dissolved and turned into sauce.

The industrial designer from London, Holly Grunds, has invented how to get the noodles from the plastic packaging.
Grunds made a recipe and prepared in her kitchen a wrapper made of starch, glycerine and water, to which you can add additional ingredients such as spices or dried shrimp. With the addition of herbs and flavorings in the package, the resulting liquid becomes a sauce.

When dried, the package does not allow noodles to get stale, and when it gets into boiling water, it dissolves in less than a minute. To prevent the edible packaging from getting dirty in the store, Grunds suggests putting it in wax paper.


Pasta will help in the fight against plastics.

The invention of plastic changed the world, but our relationship with single-use items became too dangerous. In the U.S. only, people use about 500 million plastic straws a day! This heartbreaking statistic comes alive when they walk along the beaches and see plastic waste washed away ashore. Every year about 100 million sea animals die because of this.

Company Pasta Life offered its environmentally friendly alternative to the straw for drinking from pasta, plants and vegetables.
Straws can last up to an hour and decompose in less than 90 days. Pasta Life straws are also edible, which makes them an ideal aperitif.


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