Clashes erupt as hundreds protest against Lebanon government after blast

Clashes between protesters and security forces erupted in Beirut on Saturday, in the wake of Tuesday’s massive explosion that devastated the city. Tear gas could be seen, with some protesters throwing objects. Tuesday’s blast claimed at least 154 lives, wounded more than 5,000 people and laid waste to the country’s largest port and nearby areas, … Read more Clashes erupt as hundreds protest against Lebanon government after blast

Lebanese diaspora mobilises after deadly Beirut blast

Lebanon’s diaspora, estimated at nearly three times the size of the tiny country’s population of five million, has stepped up to provide assistance following the massive explosion that laid waste to the capital Beirut. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Lebanese diaspora mobilises after deadly Beirut blast

Hair scavenged from dump reused in salons

Stylist Julia Wanja picks her way delicately through piles of food waste, discarded masks, rubber gloves and other rubbish at Nairobi’s Dandora dumpsite, looking for used hair extensions she can clean and resell to customers. For the most part – Wanja’s hair looks brand new and her clientele say as long as it’s clean – … Read more Hair scavenged from dump reused in salons

The likelihood of shoes spreading COVID-19 is very low

The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low. As a precautionary measure, particularly in homes where infants and small children crawl or play on floors, consider leaving your shoes at the entrance of your home. This will help prevent contact with dirt or any waste that could be carried … Read more The likelihood of shoes spreading COVID-19 is very low

Thailand plastic waste: Turning old fishing nets into mask

The fishing industry is a significant part of Thailand’s economy, but it is also one of the main contributors to marine pollution, in particular plastic. Now, a charity organisation has combined with private enterprise to recycle fishermen’s damaged nets. In turn, these are being made into products used to fight the spread of the coronavirus. … Read more Thailand plastic waste: Turning old fishing nets into mask

Undrunk beer powers waste water treatment plant | ABC News

Millions of litres of beer which expired at South Australian breweries amid the coronavirus pandemic has been converted into renewable energy, helping to generate enough to power a wastewater treatment plant. The Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant, west of Adelaide, is using beer that expired due to reduced sales in restaurants, pubs and clubs when South … Read more Undrunk beer powers waste water treatment plant | ABC News

Study: more plastic waste due to coronavirus | The World

Single-use plastic consumption has increased during the pandemic – including waste from masks, gloves, takeaway food containers and online delivery packaging. A new study warns the amount of such waste making its way into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more Study: more plastic waste due to coronavirus | The World

The textile company giving face masks a second life

With disposable masks creating many tonnes of waste each day, one French company is using its textile recycling know-how to give masks a second life. In one month it has been able to repurpose nearly 30,000 masks. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more The textile company giving face masks a second life

Hospital waste endangers ragpickers | The World

Since the pandemic there has been a significant increase in biomedical waste ending up in India’s landfills, further endangering the lives of ragpickers who comb through the rubbish. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on … Read more Hospital waste endangers ragpickers | The World

Negative outlook for global plastic waste

Almost one billion tonnes of plastic waste will be dumped on land and at sea by 2040, according to a major new study. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download … Read more Negative outlook for global plastic waste

Nigeria battles a rising tide of e-waste

Nigeria produces more electronic waste than any other country in sub Saharan Africa and much of that is imported – arriving each day in shipping containers filled with untested appliances that are often dead on arrival. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation … Read more Nigeria battles a rising tide of e-waste

Dangerous driver jailed after 130mph police chase through Merthyr Tydfil

A dangerous driver who led police on a chase through a town at speeds of more than 130mph has been jailed. Leon Fear, 23, failed to stop for officers carrying out random checks at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown and then led them on a 20-minute pursuit through Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales. Fear, who … Read more Dangerous driver jailed after 130mph police chase through Merthyr Tydfil

Chinese dad builds a home gym made from waste for his athlete daughter

Zheng Guohua is a 17-year-old middle-distance runner from Tumed Left Banner in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. For the past four years, she has been coached by her father Zheng Long. Father and daughter get up at 4 a.m. every day to train on the road, because he wants her to maintain her physical condition during … Read more Chinese dad builds a home gym made from waste for his athlete daughter

Boris Johnson promises inquiry to investigate how the UK is handled coronavirus

Boris Johnson has promised an independent inquiry into the way the government has handled the coronavirus outbreak, saying it would be “in the future” without giving any details. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) And there was no word on whether any hearings would be held in public. Campaigners say such a process is crucial to reflect on what … Read more Boris Johnson promises inquiry to investigate how the UK is handled coronavirus