Green Iftar Event Hosted By Abu Dhabi’s Eco-Chicks

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Join Abu Dhabi’s Eco-Chicks for a Green Iftar on 6th of August and support ‘Recycle for a Cause’ After a busy year mapping out green activities across Abu Dhabi, the eco-minded women at Abu Dhabi Eco-Chicks are inviting everyone to a green iftar this Ramadan. “This is about bringing together like-minded individuals, supporting an environmental […]

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Coin-Covered Car in Dubai “Recycles” Nearly $6,000

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 This flashy car gives a whole new meaning to recycling! Image via Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Reflecting the Emirati obsession with flashy cars, a Pakistani man has painstakingly coated a Chevrolet Camaro with thousands of “recycled” coins worth nearly $6,000. A longtime resident of the United Arab Emirates, Tarek Javaid has put 3,000 hours into the project since October last […]

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Mekano Designs Renewable Energy Skyscraper For Cairo’s Filthy Garbage City

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Mekano Architects have dreamed up the ultimate solution for Cairo’s filthy Garbage City. Long an eye-sore and public health menace, the area on the outskirts of Egypt’s capital was once a recycling center for the Zabaleen. They sorted through waste and recycled it, and used pigs to devour organic waste. After swine flu emerged, however, […]

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Make Your Own Green Purim Costume

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Design your own environmentally-friendly Purim costume this year. For kids, the most important part of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim is the costume. There’s no shortage of stores trying to sell the latest superhero trend to your child. But why buy something that’s likely to end up in a landfill? Fortunately, young kids usually […]

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Eran Hilerowicz, CEO of Koala Recycling Solutions, Speaks About Metal Recycling in Israel

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Eran talks about popularizing metal recycling in Israel and other Koala Recycling Solutions projects. After excitedly learning a few weeks ago that a new organization, Koala Recycling Solutions, was tackling the metal recycling issue in Israel, we decided to get in touch with its CEO, Eran Hilerowicz, to learn more.  Here’s what he had to […]

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Tel Aviv’s Salon Mazal to Host a DIY Recycled Craft Workshop This Week

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Salon Mazal’s eco-activists may be a little extreme, but they can still teach you some cool recycled crafts. Salon Mazal, an information center in Tel Aviv that spreads information about a whole range of issues including social change, human rights, animal rights, consumerism, feminism, and gender issues, is known for bringing together a collective of […]

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Lebanon Launches New Recycling Campaign, "Think Before You Throw"

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Before its garbage situation gets out of control, Lebanon is urging citizens to Think Before You Throw. [image via: blinkofaneye] With the average Lebanese person allegedly producing 1 kilogram of waste a day, the situation is pretty trashy (especially when Lebanon garbage trucks dump into the sea).  Delegates attending the launch of Lebanon’s new recycling […]

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Abu Dhabi Municipality Launched Successful Paper-Less Day Campaign

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Abu Dhabi City Municipality teaches its employees how to reduce consumption on Paper-Less Day. [image via: hunflickr] Generally known worldwide as bureaucratic, red tape repositories for paper forms, municipalities do not have the most eco-friendly reputation when it comes to paper consumption.  (In fact, some environmentalists may claim that all those paper forms are wasteful […]

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