The biologist carried out an experiment at the University of Hohenheim in which she attached different plants in pots to a disc that rotates horizontally.
Discarded car tires littering the streets of Senegal's capital Dakar often become breeding grounds for disease-spreading mosquitoes. If they end up in landfills, their toxic components can break down and seep into waterways. One young entrepreneur, sick of seeing the black tubes polluting her country, decided to give them new life as shoe soles or synthetic turf in playgrounds and courtyards.
An activist in Niger is creating jobs for locals by making seat cushions out of used tires. Additionally the recycled cushions are more comfortable and even last longer than traditional Sahel ones.
Ever wonder what happens to old car tires? One Nairobi cooperative is giving them new life as fashionable footwear – and creating jobs in one the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
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