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

Tips for Re-entering and Maintaining a Safe Workplace Post Covid-19

The pandemic disrupted the global workforce and accelerated the adoption of new ways of working. And as mass vaccinations roll out, business leaders are pivoting from the response to recovery phases and are now focusing on how to reopen offices effectively, efficiently, and most importantly, safely. Leaders are now faced with the challenge of designing the future of work. But with an abundance of “unknown unknowns,” re-entering the workplace is not as simple as opening the offices and re-installing the 9 to 5 workday. Everything from local and federal health ordinances and fears of a repopulated workplace to individual employee … Continue reading

12 Ways To Make Your E-commerce Business More Green

Embracing eco-friendly practices in ecommerce is not just a moral imperative in today’s world; it’s also a smart business decision! There’s a growing trend of consumers seeking out eco-friendly products and services. Many shoppers are now more conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases and actively seek out businesses that align with their values. By embracing eco-friendly practices, your ecommerce store can attract these environmentally-conscious consumers and gain a competitive edge in the market. Adopting eco-friendly practices can enhance your brand’s reputation and perception among consumers. When customers see that your business is committed to sustainability, they are more … Continue reading

5 Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Coffee Drinking Habits

Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, among water and tea. The potent drink is so popular that some people are unable to function without a strong cup of joe before they start their day. If you’re an avid coffee enthusiast, there are things you can do to make the experience even more satisfying. There’s nothing more rewarding than enjoying your morning brew with the knowledge that you aren’t doing any more harm to the environment. You can help save the world by adopting these sustainable and eco-friendly coffee drinking habits: 1. Brew Your Own Coffee … Continue reading

How Green Can A Condo Be?

Condo living is becoming a more popular and viable option with regard to residency as more and more people are now moving closer to cities for business and career opportunities. Condominiums offer sufficient space for living and close proximity to leisure establishments as well as the central business district. However, living in the city should not detach residents from the larger society and nature. How green can a condo be? Read ahead for tips to ensure greener living in a condo. 1. Gardening Gardens are serene and relaxing. They are also good for the environment. Many will say space in … Continue reading

5 Compelling Reasons To Switch To Biofuel

Biofuel is created from plant-based materials. Several studies prove that it can deliver performance that can rival the performance produced by fossil fuels such as diesel and petroleum. As a result, it’s no surprise that the use of biofuels has increased in popularity substantially in recent years as a leading petroleum alternative. However, if you are still a bit sceptical about making the switch, we have listed some compelling reasons to finally switch to the eco-friendly choice and start using HVO fuel. 1. Help Enhance Air Quality Diesel and other fossil fuels are undeniably bad for the environment as they … Continue reading

Advantages of Engineered Wood Flooring Over Solid Wood Flooring

Engineered wood has swiftly emerged a preferred choice for flooring in homes and commercial buildings. It is manufactured from a wide range of wood products by binding or fixing the fibres or veneers or boards of wood to form composite materials. Due to its unique natural look and easy installation, engineered wood is getting increasing popularity worldwide as a sustainable flooring option. Engineered wood flooring is generally available in fixed lengths, but it comes in different thicknesses ranging from 12.5mm to 22mm. An important quality of engineered hardwood flooring is its dimensional stability which makes it possible to be glued … Continue reading

How Do Sustainable Practices Enhance Modern Luxury Brands?

Sustainable practices are no longer niche – they are a necessity that modern luxury brands are embracing with open arms. Today’s consumers prioritize not just aesthetic appeal and prestige, but they also place exceptional importance to the ethical footprint of their purchases. This shift poses a significant question – how can luxury brands align themselves with sustainability without compromising their status? It’s not only about staying relevant. It’s about setting a standard for excellence and responsibility. Fortunately, prestige and sustainability can go hand in hand: let’s explore how this combination enhances the value and desirability of luxury brands in today’s … Continue reading

How MENA is Rediscovering its Vegan Heritage

Keen followers of green-related news will have noticed an increased trend in veganism when it comes to the GCC and MENA. Gulf News highlighted the 250% increase in vegan supermarket options across the region in one November analysis, and more and more families are looking at options for their families to enjoy a more environmentally friendly and health conscious diet. This is, of course, not news to the region. Veganism has been around longer in the MENA than perhaps in any other part of the world, and eco-friendly eaters and businesses across the Gulf are taking note and helping natives to rediscover that … Continue reading

Environment-Friendly Water Damage Restoration Techniques

Water damage can inflict serious harm on households and commercial premises. With climatic changes becoming more unpredictable, water damage has increased in prevalence. However, water damage restoration need not contribute further detriment to the environment. This blog will guide you through various eco-friendly techniques for managing and restoring water damage. Impact of Traditional Restoration Techniques Traditional restoration methods typically involve extensive use of chemicals and processes that are often harmful to the environment. Many times, these practices are not energy efficient and lead to large-scale waste. For instance, disposable materials are frequently used during cleanup operations which inevitably end up … Continue reading

مستقبل تحلية المياة لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

تحلية المياه هي عملية معالجة للمياه يتم فيها فصل الأملاح من المياه المالحة لانتاج مياه صالحة للشرب. عملية التحلية تستهلك كمية كبيرة من الطاقة لانتاج الماء العذب من مصادر المياة المالحة. يتم ضخ الماء المالح في عملية التحلية وتكون المخرجات عبارة عن خط ماء عذب بالاضافة لخط أخر من المياة عالية الملوحه جداً. يوجد أكثر من 15000 وحدة تنقية مياه على المستوى الصناعي في العالم، بطاقة اجمالية تزيد على 8.5 مليار جالون يومياً. يتفوق أسلوب الترشيح بالأغشية في هذا المجال حيث تبلغ نسبته حوالي 44% من اجمالي الطاقة الاجمالية، يليه التحلية بالتسخين MSF بنسبة حوالي 40 %. وبالنسبة للمصادر، تمثل … Continue reading

Sustainable Solutions: Home Electrical Upgrades

Lights that flicker, half-functional outlets, old technology…sound familiar? You’re not alone in wanting to move past these outdated annoyances. It’s time to upgrade your home’s electrical system, and while we’re at it, why not turn it into a sustainable haven? This isn’t just about making your life more convenient; it’s about contributing positively to the environment and reducing your carbon footprint. In case you need professional help in the south, before enlisting them, arm yourself with knowledge. Below are recommended sustainable solutions to consider for your home electrical upgrades. Importance of Sustainable Electrical Upgrades It’s no longer just about convenience … Continue reading