Renewable Matter # 25 / January-February

Fighting Cholera with Waste

by Irene Baños Ruiz

In Yemen waste is part of the urban fabric, resulting in over one million people being affected by cholera. However, the solution being proposed by a Yemeni engineer, namely installing small-scale biogas plants in homes, could reduce the problem and provide energy for households. 


Yemen is suffering from a devastating humanitarian crisis. In the midst of civil war, most people no longer have access to energy and organic waste piles up in the streets. This allows fatal diseases such as cholera to spread...

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