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.
As India's economy grows, so does the amount of disposable plastic thrown away every day. Now one company has an ingenious solution to India’s plastic waste problem, which is helping a remote community to preserve their tribal customs and maintain a healthy forest while making a living.
Client Earth CEO James Thornton how using the law creatively helps to save the planet / Marid's new traffic restrictions to curb air pollution meet mixed reactions / villagers in India use plastic waste to create new items while protecting their tribal culture and their ancient forest.
On this week’s #77percent radio show we ask: Why do we keep throwing trash everywhere? We feature two Africans who are this year's German Africa Prize winners for their role in conserving the environment. Also, young Ugandans tell us what they are doing to help keep the environment clean. In the studio to debate this topic: Ahmed Salisu from Nigeria and Sylviane Kony from Ivory Coast
A massive dead whale was discovered washed up on Kapota Island near Indonesia's Wakatobi National Park with over 6 kilograms (13 pounds) of plastic waste in its belly. When researchers opened the whale, they found everything from ropes to shoes in its stomach.
As our environment changes, we can change with it. From transforming plastic waste into stylish paving stones in Ghana, to balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile to tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?
Ghana has a huge plastic waste problem — it produces up to 22,000 tons every year, but recycles very little of that. Now, one local company is taking up the fight against the rising tide of plastic by transforming it into paving tiles. This not only helps the environment, but also allows locals to earn a decent wage — and the plastic pavers are now a common sight in the neighborhoods of Accra.
Global hunger remains one of the biggest development challenges of our time — and food waste is part of the problem. In a bid to change this disposable mentality, a volunteer-led movement called Foodsharing is encourgaing people to collect and share unsold food that is still perfectly okay to eat. Reporter Evelyn McClafferty spent a day with a group of food-sharers in Berlin to find out more.