Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

2019-06-06 16:17

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.

Living off garbage in Johannesburg

2019-05-12 11:25

Luyanda is one of an estimated 6 000 waste-pickers in Johannesburg who live off other people’s garbage in what the World Bank calls the most unequal country on earth.

Adidas makes history with first ever environmentally friendly 100% recyclable running shoe

2019-04-24 16:14

Adidas is making history with the launch of its first 100% recyclable trainers, expected to be fully rolled out in 2021.

Everything you need to know on how to responsibly re-use and recycle cooking oil

2019-04-07 00:00

Are you disposing of your used cooking oil in the most environmentally friendly way possible?

This is where you can drop off all the clothes you no longer need or want

2019-03-05 17:56

Just a little hack to ensure your clothes live on.

Artist turns tin cans into geometric masterpieces – using just his fingers!

2018-11-16 16:47

This talented artist creates incredible geometric patterns on aluminium tins using nothing but his hands.

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.

Students in London developed a way to turn lobster shells into biodegradable packaging and it could help reduce plastic waste

A team of students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London developed a method that turns lobster shells into biodegradable 'plastic'.

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Architects designed a skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It's inspired by the Tower of Babel.

2019-05-05 10:04

In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.

Plastic bags have now been banned at these Woolworths stores in Gauteng and KZN

2019-04-24 16:00

Since November last year, the company has now sold 110,000 R5 black fabric bags.

Wheelie good idea! 11 informal recyclers get a business boost

2019-03-30 06:45

Eleven informal waste recyclers from Cape Town have been given a business boost, receiving "waste trikes" to help them with transport and collection, as well as training in various areas to help them earn a better living.

Scary statistic: 90.5% of plastic is not recycled

2018-12-20 14:28

The burgeoning crisis in plastic waste has won the attention of the Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5% – the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled – as its international statistic of the year.

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.

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