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.
From making paper out of elephant dung to building homes with used cardboard, eco@africa has featured a range of inventive recycling ideas. Here are our top five innovations doing their bit for the environment.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
This week we report on efforts to bring new varities of maize to Zimbabwe, a conservationist in Kenya who brings water to animals and recycling used tires. This and more on eco@africa.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this edition, we meet the kids cleaning up their South African township and explore how an aquatic fern could make ships more eco-friendly.
What do wasps have to do with brain surgery? What can architecture learn from termites? We look at five examples of technology that found their designs in nature.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Barbary macaques under threat in Morocco, see how waves are being harnessed to make green power and explore the project bringing solar lights to Burkina Faso.
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Elephant numbers in South Africa's Kruger National Park are rising — which is good news. But the prominent pachyderms are destroying habitat for other animals. Can the tiny bee provide a last line of defense?
A new ranking shows how European countries stack up on climate protection. How does your country compare?
The Swedish jogging trend, which is just as good for the environment as it is for your body, is taking off around the world. DW's Anabela Linke hit the streets of Cologne to find out what all the fuss is about.
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