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Recycling in Bali – Day 3: Complaining about the trash
We start at one of Bali's beautiful beaches. The tourists here are complaining about the garbage on the Island. The woman on the sun-lounger in the film says that there are too many people in the country who don't work. She adds that those people should clean up the streets. But she's not aware that a lot of people are already collecting garbage on the trash dumps. There's just too much of it. One of the reasons for the growing garbage is the booming tourism industry on the island. Tourists are producing most of the trash. Environmentalists are working on a solution–a functional recycling system. A woman collecting garbage says that she separates the glass from plastic bottles to sell them later on.
DateJanuary 13, 2011
Recycling in Bali – Day 2: Making a living on the trash dump
People living on a dump. These Balinese collect plastic bottles and other stuff that can be sold for recycling. For a kilo of bottles, they get around 5 Euros. That's how recycling works on the island. It's a basic system but the only one that works. There are high-tech dumps elsewhere. But they're not working because nobody is able to maintain the machines. It seems to be the only way to get rid of all the garbage.
DateJanuary 12, 2011
A tiny house is a big idea
Our friends @treehugger.com postet a pretty nice and green idea, even if the reason for it was not that nice. The rents in Beijing are very high, so designer Daihai Fei built a wonderful little green house wich we think you should know as well.
The house has a bamboo frame, covered with various insulating materials, on top is a layer of stitched bags. These bags are filled with sawdust and grass seeds, that gives the house a grassgreen look and, not to forget, a good protection-system. Inside is everything you need, a bed, a sink & a lamp wich is powered by a small solar panel on top of the house.
The grass is growing, slow, but it does.
The solar panel is nicely integrated into the roof. Daihai Fei built the whole thing for only 6,400 yuan ($960).
DateDecember 2, 2010