A material whose use has rapidly grown in the past century, plastic is a massive contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and ecological pollution, WWF warns.
Participants of the "Plasticoin" project can use their virtual coins to get coupons and discounts at restaurants or partnered shops.
Activists say international music tours heavily impact the environment, with concerns about the amount of electricity used to power stadiums.
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.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum's panel in Jordan, Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan underlined that the world has to give up disposable products and prevent waste.
As the result of an astonishing ‘recycling revolution’, Sweden has nearly reached ‘zero waste’ levels and imports at least two million tonnes of rubbish from other European countries.
Ever since China banned imports of almost all recycled waste, piles of trash have begun appearing around big cities in South Korea.
In Lagos, Nigeria, truckloads of electronic waste illegally imported from developed countries is causing problems for human health and the environment.
Kampala generates over 350,000 tonnes of solid waste every year but only half of it is collected. But now the city's unemployed are turning this environmental hazard into a job opportunity.
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