Puppets made out of plastic are displayed in a primary school in Mataram on Lombok Island, Indonesia. Photo: Sasak Puppeteer School

Indonesian puppet show teaches kids about plastic waste

  • Show’s puppets are made of plastic waste that young puppeteers collect and sort through from their own neighbourhoods
  • Indonesia is the world’s second-biggest contributor of plastic pollutants in the oceans, according to a 2015 study
Topic |   Indonesia

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Puppets made out of plastic are displayed in a primary school in Mataram on Lombok Island, Indonesia. Photo: Sasak Puppeteer School
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A cup (centre) cut from glass collected as waste on Mount Everest seen at a restaurant in the Nepali capital Kathmandu. Photo: AFP

How Everest rubbish is being upcycled into new products

  • In homes across Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, upcycled items – from pots to lamps – crafted from Everest waste products are slowly making inroads
  • Tonnes of trash left by decades of commercial mountaineering has resulted in the mountain being called the ‘highest dumpster in the world’
Topic |   Environment

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A cup (centre) cut from glass collected as waste on Mount Everest seen at a restaurant in the Nepali capital Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
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