Recycling – eliminate the idea of waste

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Terracycle “is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programmes (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging … Continued

The man who turns hubcaps into owls

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BBC article with video “Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects – usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish. The self-styled hubcap artist first became fascinated with scrap when he found an abundance of plastic car … Continued

Recycling, Cairo style

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From The Guardian The Zabaleen are a Christian community who migrated from Upper Egypt to the outskirts of Cairo in the 1940s.  Extremely poor, they earned a living as the city’s ragpickers before turning to recycling in the early 1980’s.  … Continued