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4 innovative ways people are reusing plastic

Here is a short video by the World Economic Forum with some beautiful images! How can plastic be recycled and used in an innovative way? In Cameroon, plastic bottles are used to build fishing boats. In Algeria, plastic bottles are filled with cement and used to built houses for refugees, protecting them from heat and…

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Rags? A resource to help Africa with fashion

YOUME is a San Diego based nonprofit that exists to renew and empower communities through collaborative repurposing partnerships. It provides school uniforms and new clothes to kids in developing countries in exchange for their oldest, most tattered garment – which is repurposed into YOUME products and sold. Proceeds fund further clothing exchanges and development projects.…

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The Teenager who fights ISIS with Art

Nenous Thabit is a 17-year-old Iraqi boy who stands up to ISIS by making copies of the sculptures destroyed by the militant group. In 2015, the terrorists destroyed the ancient statues of Nimrud, a city with 3000 years of history in Iraq. Thabit challenges them with his clay creations: in the last 12 months he…

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Brazil: art for waste recycling

Brazil’s largest cities have a serious waste management problem. São Paulo alone produces around 18 thousand tons of waste per day! The rubbish dumps are full and only 1% of garbage is recycled. Luckily there is a silent army of 20.000 catadores, or people who roam the streets by day and by night, picking up…