The hand-painted poles which have appeared in Poznań visually present particular data, such as the percentage of deforestation and air pollution.
The machines can offer rewards such as cinema tickets and shopping vouchers to encourage people to recycle their waste.
One of the first cities in Europe to enforce the EU’s May 1st plastics ban, Wałbrzych’s move not only reflects broader European trends but is a timely response to its local situation which sees inhabitants generate about five 1m3 cubes’ worth of plastic waste per day, each weighing roughly 200 kg.
Although made from plastic, Freeme founder Natalia Nykiel says her leggings are non-reflective, breathable and soft to the touch.
Made out of wheat bran the plates and spoons can be eaten or turned into compost.
It may look like a dried pig’s bladder, but SCOBY Living Packages has gained considerable global recognition due to its properties and ecological character.