Show for July 16, 2011

This week Andrea Ridout talks with film-maker Mai Iskander about her documentary “Garbage Dreams”, which follows three young men of the Zaballeen people in Egypt, outside Cairo. Far ahead of any modern green initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. You can learn more at the Garbage Dreams website.

What if we could find a way to vastly reduce the volume of waste going in to landfills by 75 to 80 percent, converting a ton of garbage to about 600 pounds of nutrient rich plant food?

Paul Jackson talks with Moe Memon and Jacob Dickinson of Ecologico-Logic about their new product “The Muncher”, a highly efficient state-of-the-art waste reduction system that is poised to transform the waste management industry. Reducing the strain on landfills is an obvious application, but only one of many…

It’s all this week, as we talk a little trash on The Earth Train!