About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of EcoMENA, and an international consultant, advisor, ecopreneur and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biomass energy, biogas, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. He has participated in numerous conferences and workshops as chairman, session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is the Editor-in-Chief of EcoMENA, and is a professional environmental writer with more than 300 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability in different parts of the world. Salman Zafar can be reached at salman@ecomena.org or salman@bioenergyconsult.com

Can Inflatable Hot Tubs be Used in Winter?

Although most of the time, it is not recommended to use inflatable hot tubs in air temperatures below 40 degrees F, it has become common for most people to use mobile hot tubs in the wintertime. It turns out that the experience is relaxing. Considering the diversity of the market of tubs nowadays, it might be frustrating for consumers to pick out the most suitable inflatable hot tub. Nevertheless, once you have figured out the best one and bought it, there are certain precautions you need to take. Key Considerations Testing inflating hot tubs has proven that these products can … Continue reading

Water Stress in the Mediterranean

For many years now, the Mediterranean has been facing problems leading to a situation of serious environmental degradation. An increase in the temperature and salinity levels has been recorded during the second half of the 20th century in the Mediterranean Sea. However, this increase does not follow progressive trend and periods of temperature alternation have been observed. Following several climate change scientific reports, sea level trend at the global scale is higher than at the regional scales. Furthermore, in the regional scale there are other influence factors such the atmospheric pressure and the wind. In addition, the small rises in temperature … Continue reading

5 Places Where You Can Use Cable Railing to Improve Home Style

People nowadays prefer to have a sustainable lifestyle and a green way of living and choosing eco-friendly items has become a norm. Therefore, you can find that people are using cable railing of stainless steel while taking up any kind of home improvement project. It is nowadays very common to see stainless steel railings in many different homes. Also, stainless steel can be quite durable and strong. The following are a few places where people prefer to use cable railings while considering home improvement. 1. Balcony and terrace Most of the home has a balcony area, where you can have … Continue reading

How Living a Minimalist Lifestyle Can Help Our Environment

The concept of a minimalist lifestyle is more and more popular nowadays and a lot of people try to have a better mindset by adopting it. However, this choice has implications not only on the population’s mental health but also on the environment and we are going to tell you all about it in this article. What is the meaning of the ‘minimalist lifestyle’? Minimalism is a term that comes from the early 60s when several artists started to simplify art, like visual art and music. The concept was that with very simple techniques they could capture the essence of … Continue reading

Green Tips for Renovating Your Home

Renovating your home sounds like a great choice for when you need to make your home more functional, comfortable, spacious, and efficient. What is even greater is taking the step to renovating your house with a green viewpoint. This kind of perspective can help your house become more sustainable and also reduce the negative impact on the environment. Here are some tips for a green home renovation: Maximize Your House’s Efficiency First of all, if you need your house design to be more sustainable, then you must start increasing its efficiency. You can start by inspecting the appliances in your … Continue reading

Top Ways to Achieve Zero Waste at Your Home

Zero waste is a movement that has been vastly popularized by millennials. It is essentially a culture of not leaving anything behind. With the condition that our planet is in right now, in terms of trash, it makes a lot of sense. People are becoming more conscious of their footprint and it’s a great thing. Although a lot of people know about it, not many actually commit. I could never stop using tissues, I’m allergic to pollen! I love snacks too much, this is impossible. Someone else will take care of the planet, I don’t have to do it. People … Continue reading

3 Eco-Friendly Conference Giveaway Ideas For Your Next Business Event

For many years, giveaways have been an essential part of business events. These gifts have become a tool for increasing brand awareness. These items help in drawing attention to your company. In today’s fast-paced world, where businesses are always looking for ways to improve their reputation, eco-friendliness has become one of the key elements in the success of any business event or conference. Businesses are now more aware of their environmental impact and are taking steps to reduce it. This is why eco-friendly conference giveaways have become so important. Ensuring that your giveaways will not have a negative environmental effect … Continue reading

Things To Know About The Environmental Impacts of Fracking

Fracking, or Hydraulic Fracturing, is a method to stimulate or improve fluid flow from rocks in the subsurface. Advancements in extraction technologies have enabled drillers to reach previously inaccessible gas in geological formations The technique involves pumping water-rich fluid into a borehole until the fluid pressure at depth causes the rock to fracture. The pumped fluid contains small particles, such as quartz-rich sand or chemicals, which serve to prop open the fractures. After the fracking job, the pressure in the well is dropped and the water containing released natural gas flows back to the well head at the surface. Fracking … Continue reading

أفكار لمشاريع صديقة للبيئة لطلاب المدارس

كل يوم نقوم بقتل البيئة، ويلزم ان نرعاها وان نوقف قتلها. لهذا السبب تقوم بعض المدارس بتعليم الطلاب وتوعيتهم حول كيفية حماية طبيعتنا. هنالك العديد من المشاريع البيئية المبادرة لانقاذ الطبيعة، وهنا سنذكر عشرة أفكار لمشاريع صديقة للبيئة تستهدف طلاب المدارس ومن شأنها تعزيز مشاركتهم للإتجاه نحو  ” القطاع الأخضر”، وممكن أن يستفيد المعلمون من المعلومات الموجودة هاهنا لاستنباط بعض الافكار لنشاطاتهم. بداية نود أن نلفت انتباهكم لعوامل الخطر الرئيسية التي تؤثر بشكل سلبي على البيئة لنلقي نظرة على القائمة أدناه  – تغير المناخ الكوارث الطبيعية التلوث بجميع أشكاله إبادة الغطاء النباتي والحيواني إبادة الغابات القوانين والسياسات البيئية غير الفعالة … Continue reading

أفضل البرامج للطلاب للحد من النفايات

مع إرتفاع نسبة الوعي حول حاجتنا للحد من كميات النفايات، لن يكون مفاجئاً أن الحد من النفايات أصبح في وقتنا الحالي ضرورة وليس خياراً. لذا نتوقع من الطلاب ان يشاركوا في البرامج المتنوعة في مدارسهم ومؤسساتهم التعليمية. من الواضح أن المصادر المذكورة في هذه المقالة تؤكد على إشراك الطلاب في الحملات الخضراء التي تهدف لجعل الارض مكانا امنا للجميع. لذا، هيا بنا نذكر بعض أفضل البرامج للحد من النفايات للطلاب حياة المنتج من احد الأفكار الأساسية ما يسمى “لعبة حياة المنتج”. تعتمد هذه اللعبة على اختيار منتج معين ليقوم الطلاب بتحليل كيفية إنتاجه، وهنا بإمكان الطلاب إختيار أي منتج حتى … Continue reading

15 Purest Water Sources in the World

99% of the world’s water sources are unfit for human consumption, leaving a paltry 1% to sustain over 7 billion people across the planet. The following infographic by Waterlogic, manufacturers of workplace water dispensers takes a deep dive into the 15 purest water sources left on earth, uncovering everything from the freshwater havens of bracing Alaska through to the natural filtration effects of the gold mines in South Africa. There are even a couple of surprises: who knew the River Thames is now regarded as the cleanest river in the world to flow through a major city? Read on to … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Hi-Rail Cranes

Are you considering investing in hi-rail cranes but have no idea where to start? Hi-Rail Cranes are an essential piece of equipment for any job site that needs to lift and move heavy loads, so understanding how they work is incredibly important. For more information, we’ll explain what you need to know about hiring hi-rail cranes. So whether you’re looking for practical advice or want to expand your knowledge on the topic, you can trust that you will be completely informed when it comes time to hire a hi-rail crane. Benefits of Hiring a Hi-rail Crane As you learn more … Continue reading