A blog from University of Borås

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sleeping society!

In European Union, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark have been pretty successfull in waste treatment, in which less than 5% of the wastes are landfilled. However, the other countries in the union as well as most of the other countries in the world still "wasting" their "waste" and not converting to energy and materials. Landfill capacities are being full as e.g. in Sydney, or it becomes a political issue as e.g. in Italy. I visited this week Nigeria in Africa with 150 million people, where the streets all around the country is full of waste, and people suffer from frequent power failures, while this waste can become electricity for them. Let's hope our initiation in collaboration with Nigerian universities wake up this sleeping society!

(sleeping next to a dumping area in Lagos, Nigeria)

1 comment:

  1. Nice picture! And very nice blog!
    I think it woulb be good if you make a post and inform us more information about the collaboration with the Nigerian universities.