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Europe-bound migrants found among recycling glass, toxic ash

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have found and rescued 41 migrants in the past four days who tried to reach continental Europe from North Africa, some of them hiding inside a container of d...

Unexploded bomb found in Taipei's Songshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recycling worker in Taipei's Minsheng Community (民生社區) on Tuesday (Feb. 16) discovered an unexploded artillery shell in a plastic bag. The 70-year-old man, surnam...

AP PHOTOS: A day in the life of an Indian child scavenger

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Once school is done for the day, 10-year-old Imradul Ali rushes home to change out of his uniform so he can start his job as a scavenger in India’s remote northeast. ...

17 Taiwanese companies win Golden Bull Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Golden Bull Award, held in Taiwan for the first time this year, has announced 17 winners out of the 231 nominees. The award was established 18 years ago in Malaysia...

COVID: What's the current status of the EU's reconstruction fund?

The coronavirus reconstruction fund is slowly coming together. Countries must present their plans to the European Commission by the end of April — then the Commission will evaluate them. Initial...

Taiwan’s WantShow Laundry couple creates eco-friendly fashion service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Months after they went viral, the internet's favorite octogenarian couple plan to open a thrifting platform in Taiwan. Owners of the Want Show Laundry, Chang Wan-ch...

Taiwan’s Rice Straw Art Festival returns for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien's Fuli Township will host the Rice Straw Art Festival for the second time after it was received well last year. In addition to 20 rice straw installations, ...

Taiwan sanitation worker finds red envelope containing NT$284,000 in recycled clothing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While sorting through clothes donated for recycling, a resource recovery officer found NT$283,930 (US$10,140) stuffed in red envelopes and returned the money to the owners...

Amusement park fire sends smoke billowing, damages building

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fire severely damaged a building at an amusement park in New Jersey and sent dramatic smoke billowing across the skyline Saturday, but no injuries were reported. ...

Huge blaze rages at northern New Jersey recycling plant

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A massive fire engulfed a northern New Jersey recycling plant overnight and raged into Saturday morning as firefighters battled flames, frigid cold and wind. The...

Lee Tung Avenue’s Lunar New Year Presents Butterflies of Hope.Blessing Lanterns

World’s 1st AI Butterfly Illuminating Installation + Traditional Red Lanterns Continuation of Love & Hopes in the Year of the Ox HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 January 2021 - To welcome a new...

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop the electric battery industry and move away from it...

BR Metals recognised as one of Singapore’s fastest growing companies for the third consecutive year

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 January 2021 - BR Metals, a leading specialist of precious metals recycling, has been recognised by The Straits Times and Statista as a leading high-growth company ...

Regenerating Difficult-to-recycle Plastic Waste into Consumer Goods - Contributing to the resolution of the global plastic waste problem with Furukawa Electric's unique technology

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 22 January 2021 - Furukawa Electric has developed a unique technology to regenerate difficult-to-recycle plastic waste, such as Flexible packaging waste, into high ...

Poland's growing problem with illegal European waste

Gravel pits, fields, forests, roadsides and old warehouses are just some of the dumping grounds in Poland for waste that largely comes from Germany. Poland imports thousands of tons of garbage from a...