19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

August 28, 2014 by  
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Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in Latin American coffee farms is returned into rivers without being treated, causing severe damage to to downstream communities, aquatic fauna, and flora, due to its organic waste and high toxicity. UTZ Certified, a sustainable farming initiative, is changing that. 19 pilot sites across Nicaragua , Honduras , and Guatemala received tailor-made coffee wastewater and solid waste treatment mechanisms, and the positive impact, both economic and environmental, has been startling. Read the rest of 19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean water , coffee , coffee farm , coffee farming , coffee farms , coffee production , drinkable water , Guatemala , Honduras , nicaragua , recycled water , UTZ , UTZ Certified , waste water , wastewater , water initiatives , water issues

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Philippe Starck and Moustache Launch Electric Bikes for Mud, Asphalt, Sand, and Snow!

August 28, 2014 by  
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