Globally, our love of fashion generates one garbage truck full of textile waste every second. But we have the power to change this and disrupt how we think about buying, using, and reusing the clothes we wear. To do so, we need to get out of our comfort zones, embrace innovation, and not be afraid to try a bit of sustainable glitter now and then.
Have Australian scientists discovered a recycling solution to our plastic problem? | 7.30
Australia's recycling industry has been in crisis ever since China stopped taking our waste in 2017. Now local scientists have developed a home-grown solution they claim could make all plastic recyclable and eliminate our stockpiles of waste.
Huge amounts of rice straw are left over after the harvest in Thailand. Farmers often burn it, which is terrible for the environment. A young entrepreneur has found a new use for the material. Turned into paper, it can replace plastic food packaging.
CarbonLite: Inside the World's Largest Plastic Bottle Recycling Plant
CarbonLite is the world's largest "bottle-to-bottle" plastic recycling plant in Riverside, Calif.
"SoCal Connected" takes a look inside the state-of-the-art facility where billions of plastic bottles are churned on an annual basis. The process involves transforming old plastic bottles into PET pellets and flakes in order to produce new plastic bottles.