Over 90% of South Africa’s reusable waste ends up in rubbish dumps. The Regenize start-up wants to increase recycling. It employs former informal waste collectors to pick up reusable trash, and rewards participating households with vouchers.
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Thousands of tons of refuse are being cleared from Germany's flood-hit regions. Removing unprecedented mountains of belongings is a challenge, but it is also helping residents begin to move forward.
Plastic, paper, metal and household waste — some 90% of trash ends up in landfills in South Africa. One recycling startup wants change that by rewarding those who separate their refuse.
This week we have a special edition all about e-waste! From urban mining in South Africa to refurbished laptops in Rwanda and upcycled jewelry in Ghana, check out the latest innovations from accross the continent.
On this edition we meet the Gambia's queen of recycling, see how farmers are rethinking cocoa cultivation in Ghana and learn how to turn old banana tree trunks into eco-friendly packaging.
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