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.
Having spotted the financial potential in waste, a Nigerian initiative has turned ist hand to recycling. But that's not all. The organisers are also teaching others to do the same.
This week, we meet a group cashing in on waste in Nigeria, explore how satellite technology is saving Ugandan coffee crops, and learn about the trials of settling bison in the Carpathian Mountains.
Europe throws away 88 million tons of food each year, while globally 800 million people face malnutrition. Now, a Berlin restaurant is showing we can do better, dishing up tasty meals from produce headed for the trash.
How many great plans start out as ideas sketched in graphite? Globally, we get through 14 billion pencils each year. Now, Kenyan entrepreneurs are producing eco-friendly pencils from recycled newspaper.
An Abuja radio campaign is encouraging listeners to recycle, go green and think responsibly about waste, though drama and skits with an eco-friendly message.
This week, we find eco inspiration in Kenya’s recycled pencils and the Berlin restaurant serving up food that was headed for the trash. Plus, will Zulu warriors switch to fake fur to save the leopard?
We find eco inspiration in Kenya’s recycled pencils and the Berlin restaurant serving up food that was headed for the trash. Plus, will Zulu warriors switch to fake fur to save the leopard?
Olympic champions at Tokyo 2020 will be honored with very special medals: made from recycled phones. The discarded appliances contain enough gold, silver and bronze to cover all the 5000 trophys given to the winning athletes.
Greece projected to grow in next three years - China failing to cut back on steel production - Zambia's Recycling Project
Almost every day, Marthe Chisenga and Joyce Nkondo collect discarded plastic around their neighbourhood. It's everywhere. There's no functional garbage collection system in their settlement on the outskirts of Kitwe, in northwestern Zambia.
Some 320,000 disposable cups are thrown away every hour in Germany. Reusable cups have long been touted as the solution. But will they ever catch on? With clever financial incentives, perhaps yes.
This week, we visit an organic farmer doing battle with crows, find a use for invasive water hyacinth, ask if sharing is sustainable and check out a portable solar alternative to smelly generators.
We had a huge response to our video about leaf plates. Many wondered about the carbon footprint of biodegradable plates made in India to use in Germany. We asked Claudio Fritz-Vietta, co-founder of Leef, to explain.
Recycling doesn’t have a long history in Kenya. But for the last five years, Taka Taka Solutions has been doing its bit in communities rich and poor, companies, schools and private homes.
WeAreM.A.D. (Making A Difference), doesn’t just clear dumpsites and tackle environmental sanitation. It also fights unemployment and gender inequality by helping women start their own businesses.
In this week's edition of Pulse: What's life like for transgender people in Pakistan and Afghanistan? Most of us know about Bordeaux as the world’s unofficial wine capital, but only a few of us know of its grimmer slavery past.
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