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Lights! Models! Garbage! Taiwan designer turns waste into fashion

December 21, 2020 9:08 AM

Ms Wang Li-ling scours dumps, picking up old bits of metal and wires, to add extra flair to her clothes.

China's 'Spidermen': Litter-picking over the abyss

December 08, 2020 11:35 AM

Mr Yang Feiyue and his colleagues collected two tonnes of litter in 2020.

Trash tracking satellites help Indonesia tackle marine waste

December 04, 2020 2:06 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - Every year, pounding rains wash away mountains of plastic waste from the streets of Jakarta, with some of it ending up as far away as Bali's beaches. So scientists are turning to satellites to trace the rubbish and figure out how to tackle the problem.

S. Korean hiker turns trash into crafty 'don't litter' message

November 25, 2020 5:00 AM

GANGHWA (South Korea) • When hiker Kim Kang-eun found the slopes of Mount Jiri, South Korea's largest national park, littered with rubbish during a two-day trip in 2018, she decided it was time to send out a message about taking better care of nature.

Sri Lanka returns illegal containers of waste, including body parts, to Britain after court order

October 31, 2020 4:04 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka has started shipping 242 containers of hazardous waste, including body parts from mortuaries, back to Britain after a two year court battle by an environment watchdog, officials said Saturday (Oct 31).

14m tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floor, study finds

October 10, 2020 5:00 AM

Scientists in Australia have calculated for the first time the amount of microplastics in the deep ocean.

World's e-waste 'unsustainable', says UN report citing China, India and US

July 02, 2020 10:15 PM

NEW DELHI/GENEVA (REUTERS) - Across the river from Delhi's Red Fort, the grim neighbourhood of Seelampur lives off what consumers in the modern world throw away - their broken or obsolete electronic and electrical goods.

From drink bottles to tobacco sachets, UN study traces plastic pollution hotspots in the Mekong and Ganges

May 28, 2020 4:43 PM

BANGKOK - Municipal trash dumped at an open landfill in Thailand risks filling a nearby tributary of the Mekong river with plastic waste whenever it is rainy or windy.

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