There are people in Germany who say there is no point in separating trash into different categories for recycling, it all ends up in the same dump. They are wrong. While a lot of trash just gets burned, a lot really does get recycled.
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.
The EU wants to outlaw single-use plastic items. But Germany's Environmental Minister Svenja Schulze thinks recycling efforts need improving. So what will actually help keep the environment clean?
On this week's eco@africa, we see how volcanic rocks are offering a greener alternative to damaging charcoal cooking, we meet an artist turning fruit waste into art and learn how to recycle wind turbines.
Taking a long walk might not seem like an obvious way to stop plastic pollution, but one woman in India is giving it a try. And she's attracting attention.
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