Search Results for Tag: recycling
Bhutan’s ‘trash guy’
DateTuesday 17.09.2013 | 12:26
Liberia’s first recycling center
James’ biggest hope is to empower the people in his community. One way he is doing that is by running a recycling an compost center in Monrovia, Liberia. He provides jobs with a purpose – and helps keep the city cleaner.
Listen to the report by Tamasin Ford:
DateTuesday 13.03.2012 | 13:28
India’s ‘Paperman’ recycles waste to fund education for girls
A year ago, 23-year-old Mathew Jose found out that only 20 percent of the waste generated in India is recycled. This was despite the unique system of door-to-door rag-pickers in India who buy waste from households and sell it to recyclers at a higher price. This inspired Mathew to start a recycling revolution by reviving the unorganized sector of rag-pickers – and raise funds through recycling, too.
Mathew’s passion and faith in his cause is contagious, and that’s plain to see at all his campaigns. But Mathew is quick to insist that the real hero is the movement itself, and the ones who make it all possible – the rag-pickers.
Listen to Pia Chandavarkar’s report:
DateTuesday 24.01.2012 | 13:03
Turning trash into treasure
It’s a dirty but lucrative business. Solomon Tetteh works in the waste processing sector in Accra. He holds a university degree, but Solomon was not able to find a job. At first, his friends were not really supportive when he dreamed about building up his own business. Now, a year later, he is not only self-employed, he has also managed to create jobs for several garbage men, giving them the opportunity to support their families. Solomon also promotes environmental awareness in Ghana by distributing free garbage cans in schools. He wants young people to learn early how to separate garbage and leave the land clean.
Vist onmedia.dw.com/english to see Richard Ocloo, Janehin Stephen and Bazuaye Darryl’s video report about Solomon.
DateTuesday 15.11.2011 | 19:57
Berlin ‘upcycler’ turns trash into treasures
Used teabags become necklaces and empty tetra paks turn into shower curtains. Julia Vernersson encourages others to think differently about waste by making useful – and beautiful – everyday objects out of it.
See some of Julia’s work here.
DateWednesday 10.08.2011 | 15:04