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.
Tech activist and experience designer Bethlehem Anteneh says residents of Accra, Ghana, have come to see the appalling levels of digital waste in their city as normal. Her augmented reality game Chronicals of Klinu helps proves that's not so. "When you are playing a game, you are in a whole new world," she says.
One of the most pressing issues of our time is the impact of single-use plastics on our lives. Last month, the European Parliament supported a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics - in an attempt to counter pollution from discarded items that end up in oceans and landfills. Now, environmental group Greenpeace says the world's biggest food group isn't doing enough.
From solar panels to apps that cut food waste, green tech is helping transform Africa. But its success rests on the continent's digitalization. Smart Africa's new Director General Lacina Koné told DW connectivity is key.
When was the last time you scrunched a piece of paper into a ball and threw it into the trash? Next time, why not get creative instead? That's exactly what Nigerian artist and entrepreneur Funmi Abudi did - managing to create a business along the way.