Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
More and more businesses are promising to recycle, including Coca-Cola, a group selling 4 000 plastic bottles every second.
"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.
If you didn’t know they were made from plastic, you wouldn’t be able to guess.
Looking after the environment is paying off in Ecuador, at least for public transport users in the business hub of Guayaquil.
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 producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.
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 is making history with the launch of its first 100% recyclable trainers, expected to be fully rolled out in 2021.
Are you disposing of your used cooking oil in the most environmentally friendly way possible?
Just a little hack to ensure your clothes live on.
These Indian fisherman are turning abandoned nets into eco-friendly surfboards.
And probably opt for pre-loved item and disposing of irreparable clothes responsibly.
Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating the need for new technologies that keep homes safe during a storm.
For the people of Bangun trash equals cash.
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.
A team of students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London developed a method that turns lobster shells into biodegradable 'plastic'.
In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.
Since November last year, the company has now sold 110,000 R5 black fabric bags.
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.
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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