Upcycling is environmentally friendly – and it’s trendy, as an outfit turning old bicycle tires into belts, and the Berlin-based online retailer bringing them to an enthusiastic public, are proving.
In a megacity like Lagos, car tires often end up as waste on the city's streets. Olamide Ayeni, founder of local initiatve Pearle Recyclers, is trying to salvage beauty from the rubbish heap.
Fashion firms are tapping into growing public outrage at plastic pollution by offering snazzy garments made from old water bottles and other waste. But will it catch on — and can it make a difference?
Bioplastic is meant to be eco-friendly and biodegradable. But on closer inspection, it loses its green sheen. Can packaging made from algae and cooking oil really help fight the plastic scourge?
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
'It often takes a crisis, such as we have seen in southern Africa in the past months, to firmly remind people that water has a great impact on our lives.' Chilufya Chileshe, WaterAid
On this week's eco@africa, the growth of mushroom farming in Zimbabwe, Uganda's top crocodile catcher, and Kenya's young environmentalists. All this and much more!
Globally, 60 percent of people don't have enough clean water, and climate change is making the situation worse. Chilufya Chileshe from WaterAid explains why southern Africa is particularly vulnerable.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Limoncella, Etna, Gravenstein — these are just some of the heirloom apples and other crop varieties that Italian organic farmers are growing in a bid to save the country's vibrant food heritage.
Erik Solheim said he hopes his decision to step down "proves to be in the best interest" of the UN agency. An audit found he spent nearly half a million dollars on travel, considered a key driver of CO2 emissions.
Indonesian authorities have discovered flip-flops, plastic bottles and cups in a dead sperm whale. Five Asian nations, including Indonesia, are considered the world's worst plastic polluters of the earth's oceans.
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