WATCH: Would you live in a house built with bricks made from your pee?

2018-11-02 21:33

Going to the toilet to pee could result in building materials for a new home if South African researchers who made the world's first bio-brick from "liquid gold" have their way.

WATCH: Take a ride on the world's first 100% recycled plastic street

2018-09-16 17:44

Hop on your bike and try out the world's first-ever fully recycled plastic road in the Dutch city of Zwolle.

Making money from scrap metal

2018-07-03 13:04

Collins Saguru has channelled his concern over the environmental impact of metal mining into a money-making opportunity.

Your pee is the new liquid gold: Think fertiliser-producing urinals for men and women

2018-06-28 09:26

If urine is the new ‘liquid gold’ then we need to find a good way to collect it – and the rush is already on to include women with gender neutral urinals being tested in the country.

Making money from plastic

2018-06-14 11:17

The Ellis sisters are fulfilling their dream of uplifting local communities through their organic and ethical consumer goods label, The Joinery.

UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

2018-06-06 07:10

Up to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the UN says as it warned the world was choking on trash.

McDonald’s board vote against anti-straw movement deeming it "unnecessary" and "redundant"

2018-05-25 11:50

Straw Wars: McDonald’s faces consumer backlash as they refuse to find plastic straw alternatives

Recycling a vital source of income for local waste pickers

2018-03-23 13:33

Waste pickers drag their big sacks across the street and enter the recycling depot in Pietermaritz Street.

Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

2018-01-07 11:03

British lawmakers have called on the government to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 - or ban them altogether.

The circular economy: Closing the loop

2017-11-06 12:03

The circular economy model aims to strip out waste materials across the supply chain, keeping materials that are traditionally considered waste products within the economic life cycle.


WATCH: Indonesia hops on board new recycling-for-rides scheme

2018-10-26 11:20

Indonesia's second-largest city has come up with a novel way to encourage its residents to recycle waste: Giving free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles.

Meet the women turning plastic waste into a communal fortune they can use to pay school fees and feed other kids

2018-09-05 16:00

These recyclers are leading SA’s drive for environmental sustainability.

'You are not alone in this drought, we have a world of Cape Towns' – environment activist

2018-06-28 22:18

The problem of the paradigm of water and waste management needs to be addressed before the scarcity of water can be dealt with, says a world-renowned environment activist.

Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban - scientists

2018-06-22 06:25

A group of scientists says China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions.

Recycling plastic - Japan style

2018-06-06 11:05

At a recycling plant outside Tokyo, workers in face masks pick through an unending torrent of plastic rubbish, fuelled by a national obsession with pristine packaging – and famously strict rules that ensure much of it is reclaimed and reused.

Global recycling industry in crisis as China bans waste imports

2018-06-05 12:17

China stopped absorbing rubbish from developed economies this year, disrupting the $200bn global recycling industry. Countries like the US and Germany are scrambling for solutions as scrap piles up.

Cape Town recycling centre threatened with closure

2018-05-09 10:34

From early morning until late at night, men carry huge bags filled with plastic to be weighed at Michael Khumalo's recycling centre in Vrygrond, Cape Town.

Restaurants around SA that say NO to straws and where to find them

2018-03-22 12:41

Reusable, recyclable, or non-existent, these establishments are making this earth and ocean-friendly change.

5 ways to make money by doing virtually nothing

2018-01-05 00:00

Want to make extra money, but don’t really have time to take on an extra job? Here’s what to do.

Recycling initiative brings hope to homeless

2017-11-01 06:02

The key to clean living and helping the growing number of hungry people in the Nelson Mandela Bay may be located just around the corner – in Walmer Heights, to be exact.

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