Reduce, reuse - and recycle.
The last of the "three Rs," recycling gives fresh value to the natural resources that are tapped to produce products for consumption. Recycling can benefit the environment by reducing waste - and it's also big business.
A cooperative in Phnom Penh exclusively employs disabled people, such as landmine victims, for whom the government provides very little support. They recycle all kinds of materials to create artisanal products, and business is thriving.
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.
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.
Wecyclers collects recyclable domestic waste using low-cost cargo bikes and awards recyclers with redeemable points via their cell phones. Now, the company is expanding.
Sierra Leone has no functioning public trash collection service. Some inventive tinkerers are taking matters into their own hands by turning discarded soda cans into stable and cheap cooking pots.
We report on blast fishing in Tanzania, recycling in Nigeria and Kenya, and an island sanctuary in Uganda giving orphaned chimps a second chance. Plus, Benin’s secret to sustainable animal husbandry.
Every year, we humans produce over 310 million tons of plastic. Unfortunately, just a fraction of it gets recycled. Now a designer from Holland has come up with a way for anyone to turn plastic waste into new products.
Once they have a certain amount of alcohol in their blood, it seems Berlin's party people forget about their staunch environmentalism. How else can you explain this gallery of bottles?
Finding affordable housing in Kenya can be a challenge. Some companies have discovered an environmental friendly alternative to concrete: converting used shipping containers into living and working spaces.
Across the globe, 1.8 billion people rely on water sources contaminated with feces. To mark World Water Day we look at a solution that could improve health in Bangladesh by safely recycling waste.
The German government has unveiled a plan to help Ghana deal with electronic waste at Agbogbloshie, a major dumping site outside of the capital, Accra. The project aims to protect both workers and the environment.
Recycling is on the curriculum in Nigeria, where the #WeSeparateWaste project is teaching why waste management matters and showing pupils how to get creative with trash.
Without access to clean drinking water, millions of Ugandans buy water in plastic bottles, resulting in mountains of trash. In one village, women have found a way to turn the empty bottles into a building material.
Just a small amount of the millions of tons of e-waste produced annually is disposed of properly. That's bad for the environment. One German company is on the case - and is cashing in with recycling.
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