How China’s waste import ban makes the world rethink its waste?

par Yiwen XU (EnvIM 2018)   In July 2017, the General Office of China’s State Council issued the Prohibition of Foreign Garbage Imports: The Reform Plan on Solid Waste Import Management, proposing that in 2018, China will ban the import of four classes of waste, including waste plastics from households, unsorted waste paper, waste textile materials, and vanadium slag. What is more, in April 2018, the Ministry of Ecology and

China’s many hurdles to green its electricity production

par Lauren Harry-Villain (EnvIM 2018)   As China has been the world’s biggest energy consumer since 2009 and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter (International Energy Agency, 2017), it should play a crucial role in the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions and thereby limit climate change. Notwithstanding the fact that it consumes more coal than any other country by far (IEA, 2018), the country has shown in recent years

It’s the last (plastic) straw!

par Noémie Levé (EnvIM 2018)   Plastic is great, it is lightweight, durable, versatile, hygienic, resistant, and above all cheap. It comes in every shape, color, size and texture. It has transformed our lives for the better in many ways. For instance, plastic bottles allow billions of people to have access to clean water every day, and it helped the space conquest thanks to its strength and weight properties. Without

L’habitat participatif en développement

par Laure Desseigne (RSEDD 2018)   Qu’est-ce que l’habitat participatif ? L’habitat participatif permet à des citoyens de concevoir, créer et gérer collectivement leur habitat, pour mieux répondre à leurs besoins, en cohérence