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This month, fast fashion brand Zara released a limited edition line of “sustainable fashion” made of polyester created from captured carbon emissions.
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To help combat plastic waste, these scientists are taking a worms’ eye view.
Old airplanes are being upcycled into bags, keychains and restaurants
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Amidst a mountain of empty bottles, garbage recyclers protest in front of Coca-Cola headquarters in Buenos Aires as part of their demand for a "packaging law" that introduces the principle of extended producer responsibility.
Dubai Reduces Reliance on Single-Use Plastics
Dubai has stepped up its commitment towards a more sustainable future, through the launch of ‘Dubai Can’. Focus finds out how the move is reducing the city’s reliance on single-use plastic bottles.
Why is Qatar's 'carbon neutral' World Cup being so heavily criticised?
Qatar is said to be building a large-scale grass farm, which has negligible water resources, in the desert to produce stadium-ready turf.
Middle school student in Afghanistan makes model vehicles from waste
Shakirullah, a secondary school student in the city of Khōst, Afghanistan, collects waste materials in his district and builds model vehicles such as tractors and bulldozers.
Why sustainable and stylish is the new look
The fashion industry is a €2.8 trillion behemoth that includes everything from clothing to bags, shoes to sportswear. But it all comes at a high environmental cost.
These are all the items you shouldn’t put in your recycling bin
Even the most enthusiastic recyclers are confused about common household items. Are you a secret 'wishcycler'?
Meet the young pirates protecting the ocean from plastic pollution
‘Captain Fanplastic’ is one of the semi-finalists in the Afri-Plastics Challenge awarding environmental programmes in Africa.
Hong Kong's quarantine hotels are creating mountains of plastic waste
A zero-COVID policy means everything from remotes to pillows and food has to be wrapped in plastic.
Ghana's only glassblower is on a one-man recycling mission
Michael Tetteh is creating wonders using discarded glass waste.
The EU unveils new plans to crackdown on fast fashion
The new plans also want to make furniture and smartphones sold in Europe more durable and easier to repair.
An ocean of opportunities: The women transforming the blue economy
Ocean‑based industries are dominated by men - but across Europe, more and more women are driving innovation and growth in the blue economy. Ocean went to France and Greece to meet some of them.
Fishing for equality: Empowering women in Europe's seafood sector
Ocean speaks to Ismini Bogdanou, Director of Communications & PR at the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO) about the need for more gender diversity in Europe's fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Rewilding the sea: Dubai's oyster reef restoration
Focus discovers how a project in Dubai is repurposing oyster shells to help maintain and restore the local reef system.
Body parts illegally shipped to Sri Lanka are returned to the UK
Illegal waste dumping reaches new lows as UK has body parts returned from Sri Lanka.
Three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned
If the UN cannot agree on a deal to put the brakes on plastic pollution, there will be widespread ecological damage over coming decades.
Don't throw away old batteries, feed them to your plants instead
Recycled batteries can be turned into fertiliser that is being used to grow food.
The project reinventing the way we use things
Smart Regions travels to the Italian city of Vicenza to look at a pioneering project giving used items a second life.
Here are some of the inventive ways people are reusing COVID plastics
Old tests are being repurposed into sparkly jewellery, plant pot labels and more, but not all of our pandemic plastics are necessary.
4 ways to give your Christmas tree a new purpose in January
Cut Christmas trees don’t have to be binned at the end of the 12th night - see how others across Europe are putting them to good use in January 2022.
The world’s first refillable toothpaste is finally here
1.5 billion toothpaste tubes end up in landfill every year, so a UK dental company is trying to turn the tide.
Five things to do with leftover champagne (other than drink it)
While the idea of leftover fizz might sounds ridiculous, it does happen - and for when you're too hungover to drink it, here are some suggestions for its more creative uses.
Could AI-powered robots replace recycling workers in the future?
The average European creates about five tonnes of waste every year, of which only 36 per cent is recycled. But these robots’ makers say that this number could be boosted if the hazardous job of waste sorting is handed over to machines.
Musical instruments made from recycled junk help disadvantaged youths
A Spanish orchestra brings together disadvantaged youths using instruments made from recycled materials.