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Mobile recycling plant in Singapore injects plastic with new lease of life

Publication date 26 June 2019 | 15:15 | ICT

Making recycling “fun and sexy” is what Taiwanese entrepreneur Arthur Huang hopes to achieve through his mini Trashpresso – a mobile recycling plant that converts plastic waste into consumer products such as coasters and candlemakers.

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  • Planned coal plant blackens mood in Kenya’s idyllic Lamu

    Publication date 26 June 2019 | 13:13 | ICT

    In the Lamu archipelago, fishermen ply the channels between lush mangrove forests while life in an ancient Swahili town idles at the pace of the donkeys and boats which are the main means of transport.

  • Fashion world is shaken by cultural appropriation claim

    Publication date 26 June 2019 | 12:49 | ICT

    The women embroiderers of the remote Mexican mountain village of Tenango de Doria made worldwide headlines recently when their government went to war with an American designer for “plagiarising” their patterns.

  • Qatar mega-library defies boycott and woos youth

    Publication date 26 June 2019 | 11:33 | ICT

    The Gulf’s largest book collection, the Qatar National Library, has enhanced ties with libraries outside the region and wooed younger readers in its first year, as an anti-Doha boycott drags on.

  • RoboThink: The Stem project preparing kids for Industry 4.0

    Publication date 26 June 2019 | 11:22 | ICT

    Among 10 other students in a classroom, Samlot Rina and Rith Sokhaneath smile as their two-wheeled toy car runs smoothly via remote control, after they spent 30 minutes installing small parts under their teacher’s instruction.

  • Michael Jackson’s orbit, 10 years after his death

    Publication date 25 June 2019 | 15:08 | ICT

    Ten years on, as the late King of Pop faces lurid allegations of pedophilia from men he kept close as youths, here’s a look at what’s become of the rest of the eccentric bunch surrounding MJ:

  • Fearful of elephant attacks, some in Botswana cheer hunting’s return

    Publication date 25 June 2019 | 15:04 | ICT

    An elephant carcass lies at the edge of a field in Legotlhwana village, northeast Botswana – evidence of the desperation and anger felt by a farmer whose crops have been repeatedly destroyed.

  • High quality, free schooling in PP courtesy of Japanese NGO

    Publication date 25 June 2019 | 13:52 | ICT

    Wearing yellow t-shirts featuring a Cambodian flag on the right sleeve and a Japanese flag on the left, a group of pre-school students pick up a wooden abacus and start simple calculations based on the instructions of their Japanese

  • Wallenda siblings complete daunting tightrope stunt

    Publication date 25 June 2019 | 13:49 | ICT

    Siblings from a famed circus family – the Flying Wallendas – walked a wire strung 25 stories over New York’s Times Square on Sunday, in a hair-raising balancing act performed across five city blocks.

  • Saudi women use wedding contracts for right to drive

    Publication date 25 June 2019 | 11:56 | ICT

    Saudi salesman Majd had just begun his wedding preparations when his fiancee sought to enshrine in their marriage contract a condition already guaranteed by law – her right to drive.

  • Thai elephant ride biz fights eviction

    Publication date 24 June 2019 | 16:38 | ICT

    An elephant rides business is fighting an order for it to leave the Ayutthaya Historical Park where it has been based for more than two decades.