Haiti’s central government collects only about 40 percent of the capital’s garbage, leaving the rest to pile up in streets and gutters in impoverished neighborhoods, adding to the nation’s misery.
Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tons of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers.
Here’s a recycling project just for the holidays: A 4-meter (13.2-feet) tall Christmas tree made of 1,100 empty bottles of champagne and sparkling water.
By DJ Yap
Now that your Christmas presents have been unwrapped, don’t just throw away the wrappers and trimmings.
Organic lubricants, silicon vibrators and whips recycled from old bike tyres – a Berlin sex shop has taken a growing trend for clear-conscience consumerism to its most intimate extreme.