Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Rubbish school furniture

A project in Senegal is teaching students to turn junk into structures useful to schools and the public. Pupils working with French NGO '3000 Ecomen' are filling tyres with rubbish and cement to build benches and other furniture. The project has already recycled over 17,000 tonnes of waste in this way. 3000 Ecomen is now seeking to replicate the project in Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia.

Solar power going cheap

Solar power is going through a sustained 'world historic' price drop in India, undercutting fossil fuels. In May, India made headlines as energy companies offered to charge 2.62 rupees ($0.04) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for solar energy, but the price keeps tumbling. Experts say it will keep coming down, and expect it to drop as low as 1. …

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