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.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how invasive tree species in South Africa are being turned into furniture, Ethiopia’s quest for the super chicken and how a Kenyan island is protecting their shores from plastic waste.
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.
People buy, consume and then discard. But can you imagine a reality where the concept of waste had no meaning? That's behind the growing "cradle to cradle" movement.
Milan's Salone del Mobile is the world's top event in the design calendar. While some criticize the participation of big brands such as Google and Instagram, the fair remains a celebration of the "optimism" of design.
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