Paper is made by felling trees. But one German company has found a greener alternative: paper made from grass. Meadow grass is fibrous, softer than wood, and processing it into paper uses only a minimum amount of water.
Making conventional paper means cutting down trees, but recycled paper often contains toxic chemicals. A German company has found a greener alternative: making paper out of grass!
Styrofoam pollution is a serious problem in Zimbabwe. The government is set to ban the ubiquitous material for use in food containers and to promote greener alternatives. But not everyone is happy with the move.
A world without paper is unimaginable. It's essential for communication but making it can harm nature's delicate balance. Over the years, eco@africa has looked at some new and ecological ways to produce and use paper.
From making paper out of elephant dung to building homes with used cardboard, eco@africa has featured a range of inventive recycling ideas. Here are our top five innovations doing their bit for the environment.
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