Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
Germany generates 9 million tons of unnecessary food waste per year, Neil and Gabe visit a supermarket to gauge their role in the overall tally. They also team up with two dumpster diving sisters. But the actual root of the food waste problem runs a lot deeper, as they discover when they talk with a leading food economist.
The Philippines is one of the biggest marine plastic polluters in the world. Now, a village on the outskirts of capital Manila is dealing with the plastic in a unique way. The officials are exchanging a kilogram of rice for every two kilograms of plastic waste.
The dilemma of our times — our fast-moving, convenient lifestyles are polluting the planet and heating up the climate. Could a plastic-free supermarket — or a recycling app help solve some of our problems? Author Edward Davey says there is hope and suggests "Ten Ways to Change the World" in his book "Given Half a Chance."
In Lebanon, most waste plastic ends up where it doesn't belong: in rivers, on the beach, on the streets, in the forest. George Bitar was frustrated with the situation — so he invented an app: just a few clicks and someone will come by to pick up and dispose of the plastic garbage.
Plastic waste is one of the main obstacles to be tackled in the struggle to save the planet. In the UK some supermarkets are trying to reduce the pile by offering a selection of their products without any plastic packaging. So how much plastic does result from an average food-shop — and how easy is it to do without it?
North and South Korea are fighting plans by the Japanese government to release radioactive water presently stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant on the northeast coast of Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
In his latest novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the author of "The Satanic Verses" offers an outlandish take on today's trash TV, opioid crisis and racism inspired by Cervantes' classic. Here's how critics see it.