Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait in the Grip of Aquatic Pollution

November 29, 2010 / No Comments

Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait is suffering from the havoc of aquatic pollution. Though from the surface the waterway seems to flow fresh and strong, it is now actually the abode of garbage. The strait is full of garbage ranging from old furniture to boat parts, cleaning supplies to restaurant trash.

China Forced to use “Deodorant Guns” to Hide Stench of Landfills

March 31, 2010 / No Comments

With the growth of the Chinese capital, the 17 million people living in Beijing end up producing 18,000 tons of waste every single day, most of which goes to landfills. With just 4% of the waste being recycled, the dumps that surround the city are overflowing, and with that comes the stench and health and sanitation concerns that the city ...

Austrian Upcycling Shop Shows There’s Great Business in Trash

September 18, 2009 / No Comments

Upcycling is better than recycling or "reusing" in many ways. The idea is to start from discarded products or waste and create something sustainable, and usable as a daily item. Austrian shop Gabarage is busy showing the world the potential of garbage; the custom products that can be made from trash, and the money such products can bring in.

How to put an Army to really good use

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

Armies can do other things besides fight wars. A military might might be used for other things that causing harm. How about we use them to clean up the environment? Seriously. That's what's going on in China. [caption id="attachment_1823" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Chinese Soldiers "Cleaning Up""][/caption] Chinese frontier soldiers are picking up garbage on the Red Sea Beach. The frontier soldiers pick up ...