ARTICLES RELATING TO RECYCLING

FEATURE | Coca Cola's hidden secrets: A plastic surgery

2019-10-18 13:09

More and more businesses are promising to recycle, including Coca-Cola, a group selling 4 000 plastic bottles every second.

WATCH | Poo-lieve it or not: Recycling human waste in Nairobi is cleaning up the slums

2019-10-11 11:09

"When I started, there was poop in bags everywhere," said Ricky Ojwang, skillfully navigating a rubbish-strewn canal in Mukuru, a Nairobi slum where he's worked to improve sanitation since 2012.

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A South African company is turning discarded plastic bottles found on beaches into boardshorts – and they’re really comfy

If you didn’t know they were made from plastic, you wouldn’t be able to guess.

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WATCH | Ecuador city recycling plastic bottles for bus tickets

2019-08-23 09:43

Looking after the environment is paying off in Ecuador, at least for public transport users in the business hub of Guayaquil.

WATCH: Turning plastic waste into roads

2019-08-09 09:59

Springfield Properties, a housing development company, and MacRebur, a company that uses plastic waste to surface roads, have teamed up to build a road out of plastic waste in Scotland, according to a report in the BBC.

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.

 

WATCH | Fisherman turn abandoned nets into eco-friendly surfboards

2019-10-17 08:52

These Indian fisherman are turning abandoned nets into eco-friendly surfboards.

Why you should stop buying new clothes

2019-10-04 11:35

And probably opt for pre-loved item and disposing of irreparable clothes responsibly.

A house made of plastic bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category-5 hurricane. Take a look inside.

2019-09-14 09:55

Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating the need for new technologies that keep homes safe during a storm.

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Watch: Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

For the people of Bangun trash equals cash.

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Japan recycled nearly 80,000 tons of cell phones and other electronics to make the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

2019-07-25 21:29

There was enough recycled metal from old gadgets, including 32 kilograms of gold, to make approximately 5,000 medals for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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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.

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