Senegalese designer Selly Wane has lived in the western German city of Wuppertal for fifteen years. On a trip to Africa, she got the idea of converting used oil drums into furniture. Her creations have proved a huge hit.
Cities hold tons of materials that can be reused — and doing so can address over-exploitation of scarce natural resources. From buildings to electronic waste, we are surrounded by value. So how does urban mining work?
The Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture giant has announced a record annual net profit. Ikea saw solid growth in its core markets in Europe and the US as well as in new markets such as China.
Sweden's Ikea furniture and homeware retail giant has announced a change to its very generous return policy in Germany.
People buy pictures of communist leaders and postcards from Nazi Germany. Berlin's flea markets are a recycling center for German history, says columnist Gero Schliess.
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