Among Shahid ul Islam’s ambitious plans are to build eco-friendly ‘Made in Kashmir’ cars and inspire other young innovators in the region to make a difference.
After China’s refusal to take in the world’s plastic waste, Turkey and a few other countries have stepped in. With the environment being the biggest victim, Turkey is now eyeing zero plastic imports.
Industrial designer Yasemin Kose of Roka Design, says the recycling sector in Turkey truly began to develop in 2017 with the start of the Zero Waste Project. TRT World talks to her about the country's waste management.
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While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the upcycle and vintage movements.
Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of Senegal, removed hundreds of kilos of plastic rubbish in the waters around the island of Goree off the capital Dakar.
The scheme, welcomed by the city's residents, will soon be extended across the metro network and run until July 2020, the city's public transport company ATAC said.
Hundreds of families in Roubaix are following a “Zero Waste” policy to help the planet while also relieve stress on their wallets.
In the past 14 years, British social enterprise Elvis and Kresse has stopped 200 tonnes of products from going to landfills making their products out of reclaimed materials such as old firehoses, coffee sacks and parachute silk.
Southeast Asian nations are refusing to become a landfill for hazardous foreign trash, often sent by developed countries including Japan, Australia, Canada and the US.
Indonesia rejected the waste due to violation of import rules.
At the waste facility of Japan’s Kamikatsu town, there are dozens of different boxes for each category for recycling all its waste for only one reason: becoming a zero-waste town by 2020.
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