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Recycling Clipreel: Part 1
Summary: UK : Methane, Renewable Energy Sources Power World Expo Site
Story No: X01594
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 03/20/2005 12:00 AM





Music rights must be cleared

Music: "Clock Crazy" Carlin

SHOWS Garbage at Brogborough landfill; ws of scene, zoom to landfill gas flare in distance; ls well-heads, pull out to giant pump 'danger landfill gas' sign; man in control room, at computer; house; interview landfill operator Hugh Moss;


(TT) Japan New Energy

Renewable energy sources power World Expo site



Aichi - March 20 2005


Nagakude Town, Aichi Prefecture - March 20 2005

1. Various of people having lunch at the canteen at the Aichi Expo office

2. People putting rubbish into bins

3. Plastic bottles in bin

5. People sorting rubbish into different bins

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Subjects: Renewable energy, Environment and nature, Environment
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(TT) Mexico Recycling
Summary: Recycling scheme gets underway in Mexico City
Story No: 542793
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 11/08/2007 06:12 AM


Mexico City, August 3rd 2007

1. Wide shot of truck approaching

2. Medium shot of road from recycling truck cabin

3. Close shot of truck driver

4. Wide shot of truck backing up

5. Medium shot of truck cabin

6. Medium shot of worker ringing bell to alert people that the truck has arrived

7. Medium shot of worker ringing bell

8. Medium shot of Salvador Morales, Director of Urban Services, approaching the truck

9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Salvador Morales, Director of Urban Services for the Miguel Hidalgo District

"The truck has two compartments, one for organic trash, and one for non-organic. It also has collectors, collecting boxes where the trash is stored so that we can fit more in and catch most of it. Once the truck is full, it's sent to the transfer station and there it is divided into trailers and the trailers are what takes the trash to different places."

10. Medium shot of workers collecting trash

11. Close shot of a worker putting trash meant for compost into a compartment on the truck

12. Close shot of worker

13. Medium shot from above of truck mechanism

14. Medium shot of Lolita de Mondragon walking with a trash bag

15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Lolita de Mondragon, resident:

�It's more of a habit to get used to, isn't it? And it's also our responsibility -- the trash has always been mixed together and everything and these poor guys had to separate it. And now without realising it, we help them at home by separating what is recyclables and non-recyclable."

16. Close shot of Miguel Hidalgo Delegation truck logo

17. Close shot of logos for compost, metal and paper compartments

18. Wide shot of truck from back, closing top compartment

19. Medium shot of compartment closing

20. Medium shot of truck moving ahead

21. Wide shot of another older truck pulling into trash transfer station

24. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Hernandez, Transfer Station manager:

"The Miguel Hidalgo District collects on average 700 tons of trash per day, of which 650 is non-organic and 50 is organic. The organic gets sent to the compost plant, where they make many things, such as fertilisers, and lots of material. But all this is also supported by the population, who have become more aware."

25. Medium shot of workers climbing onto a truck

26. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ermenejildo Fuentes, trash collector working in an older truck:

�We go to work taking out the trash. We take out the trash cans, and we empty them, two of us empty them, and one is up above, and we throw the can and empty it the four of us. And one is putting on the new bag, and the other is separating everything. So those below open the bags, and those above separate the trash."

27. Wide shot of truck inside the transfer centre

28. Medium shot of truck backing up toward dumping area

29. Medium shot of truck backing up

30. Close shot of worker waiting to empty truck

31. Medium shot of truck emptying organic trash

32. Close shot of bins of organic trash, which is not completely separated

33. Wide shot of facade of battery recycling centre

34. Close shot of sign

35. Medium shot of Cesar Enrique Vasquez unloading a truck of batteries

36. Medium shot of workers unloading a battery

37. Close shot of workers unloading batteries

38. Close shot of workers of unloading batteries

39. Medium shot of Vasquez talking

40. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cesar Enrique Vasquez, director of a battery recycling station in Mexico City and the city's delegate to the Mexican Recycling Institute:

"We help to stop pollution, or to reduce pollution and to care for the environment by collecting these batteries, and yes, lead is very toxic, sulphuric acid, contaminated polypropylene, and the box and caps are already contaminated. But by getting them to a recycler, an efficient one like Johnson Controls, we are helping to ensure that these batteries will not go to a landfill."

41. Medium shot of batteries stacked in warehouse

42. Close shot of stacked batteries

43. Close shot of label

44. Tilt down of batteries

45. Close shot of battery tops

46. Close shot of battery label

47. Close shot of a variety of batteries

48. Close shot of battery recycling label


Mexico city's population of nearly 9 million people creates a huge amount of waste

12, 000 tonnes of trash are produced here each day, and the city's main landfill site, Bordo Poniente, is set to close in the next year.

In order to divert more rubbish from landfills, the residents of the capital are being encouraged to recycle.

Traditionally, rubbish is separated by city-salaried garbage collectors and sold on for their own profit, or else picked up and sold by pepenadores (people who work in the dumps themselves).

Now some areas of the city are overhauling rubbish collection and recycling, with trucks that allow for clean separation and laws that require residents and businesses to join the new venture.


The district of Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico city has a new fleet of rubbish trucks.

The vehicles do their rounds of the area, the first delegation (section) in the capital to conform to a 2004 law requiring the separation of rubbish for residences and businesses.

The 16 new trucks provide space for organic rubbish, which is composted, and non-organic waste, much of which can be recycled.

Salvador Morales, Director of Urban Services for the Miguel Hidalgo Delegation, says there are also collectors who collect boxes where the rubbish is stored so they can fit more waste in the truck.

Residents' participation is key, for the benefit of the older trucks that don't have separate compartments, they are asked to turn in organic rubbish on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with non-organic waste collected on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Lolita de Mondragon, who lives in the neighbourhood, says that recycling is everyone's responsibility and residents should help the dump workers to sort the rubbish.

At the organisation's transfer station, both old and new trucks come in to deposit what they've gathered.

Alejandro Hernandez, Transfer Station manager, says 700 tonnes of waste are collected on average per day, 650 tonnes of which is non-organic.

He says the public have become more aware of the need for recycling and support it.

Ermenejildo Fuentes works on one of the older rubbish trucks explains how the team works.

"We go to work taking out the trash. We take out the trash cans, and we empty them, two of us empty them, and one is up above, and we throw the can and empty it the four of us. And one is putting on the new bag, and the other is separating everything. So those below open the bags, and those above separate the trash."

Workers use the roofs of the older trucks to separate the most valuable recyclables, like plastic and cardboard, which they sell later on.

The rest of the non-organic trash they collect is sent to separation plants to recover more recyclable material.

In addition to helping to divert trash from landfills, recycling is also an important business in Mexico, with increasing numbers of foreign companies looking to buy raw materials there.

The National Recycling Institute helps businesses to navigate the laws that apply to the commerce of materials like metal, plastic, and paper, batteries and electronic waste.

At the warehouse of his battery recycling business, Cesar Enrique Vasquez, who is also the Mexico City delegate for the National Recycling Institute, shows how his company collects used car batteries and sends them to the recycler Johnson Controls in the northern city of Monterrey.

He says this is to help stop pollution and to ensure that the toxic batteries will not go to a landfill.

This process keeps dangerous toxins out of landfills and allows valuable materials to be reused.

As the population of the city continues to grow, officials hope that recycling will become more commonplace in order to manage the city's waste.

Keyword environment

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Subjects: Composting, Environmental concerns, Eco-friendly practices, Environment, Environment and nature
Locations: Mexico, Mexico City, North America, Mexico, Central America, Latin America and Caribbean
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(TT) India Bio Elex
Summary: Indian town generates energy from human waste
Story No: 544702
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 11/24/2007 07:32 AM


Chennai, India, recent

1. Wide of housing colony using bio-electricity

2. Electric poles and street lights

3. Pan from electricity junction box to street light

4. Various of street lights

5. VOXPOP: (Tamil) Housing Colony Resident:

"The benefits of the biogas plant are that we can run the street lights and electricity is saved. The electricity generated is enough to light five mercury lamps and ten strip lights."."

6. VOXPOP: (Tamil) Housing Colony Resident:

"Although my house is located quite close to the biogas plant, there is no bad smell or pollution because of it. We live here just like before. It is a very good scheme to implement especially in rural areas as they are more spacious than towns and cities."

7. Wide of board saying, 'Thiruneer Malai Town Panchayat'

8. Wide of pipe going from digester to generation room

9. Electricity generation room

10. Electricity generator

11. Methane gas cylinder

12. Pipe carrying methane gas

13. Fan of electricity generator

14. Various of switch board controlling electricity production

15. Wide of pipes carrying methane

16. SOUNDBITE: (Tamil) P Balraj, Secretary, Thiruneermalai Housing Colony:

"The government can minimise the problems of defaulting consumers and the shortage of electricity in towns and cities by going in for biogas generated electricity."

17. Wide of rubbish truck unloading waste at dump

18. Various of rubbish collection site

19. SOUNDBITE: (English) A Mohan, Manufacturer, Bio-Gas Plant:

"Yes it is mainly used in flat systems (apartment blocks). In flat systems, there are minimum 200 to 300 houses. All the septic night soil collected is directly connected to sewerage or drainage. It will be polluting the surroundings. If you do bio gas plant, it not polluting. The outlet slurry from the bio gas plant is free from bad smell. That way it is useful. At the meantime the methane gas is used for lighting or any purpose or heating purpose also we use that."

20. Crane loading garbage in truck

21. Various of garbage-laden trucks leaving


Residents on a housing estate near Chennai in India are making use of their own human waste to power their streetlights.

The town administration in Thiruneermalai, Tamil Nadu, has set up a bio-gas plant that generates 3000 watts of electricity daily, enough to light five sodium vapour lamps and five strip lights for five hours a day.


Under this latest energy project, night soil collected from 240 houses of the Thiruneermalai housing estate is collected in a sump.

25 cubic metres of methane gas generated from the sludge is used to operate a generator.

The slurry obtained from the plant is odourless, thus posing no inconvenience to the residents.

When asked, residents said they were happy to generate their own electricity rather than depending on the local authorities.

While generators in the villages run on dual fuel - 80 per cent gas and 20 per cent diesel, the one in Thiruneermalai runs exclusively on bio-gas.

The town administration is now also considering the use of animal waste.

the bio-gas plant was designed by A Mohan who explains that the system is best suited for apartment blocks which can provide a captive source of raw material for the plant. It also helps provides an eco-friendly solution to the problem of sewage disposal.

Mohan is currently working on solid waste management for the town's rubbish dump.

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Subjects: Electric utilities, Municipal governments, Electric power generation, Biogas, Alternative fuels, Pollution, Energy and the environment, Utilities, Industries, Business, Electric utilities, Energy industry, Local governments, Government and politics, Biofuels, Alternative and sustainable energy, Environment, Environment and nature, Environmental concerns
Locations: Chennai, India, South Asia, Asia
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(HZ) SAF Compost
Summary: Earth worms the secret to recycling waste
Story No: 546319
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/08/2007 05:47 AM
People: Mary Murphy


1. wide of Mount Nelson hotel

2. wide of Mount Nelson entrance

3. wide of hotel guests at Afternoon Tea

4. close up of tea pot and cups

5. Pan of Mount Nelson estate

6. Sylvia Danster takes out old fruit

7. Sylvia Danster puts fruit peels in container

8. SOUNDBITE (English): Sylvia Danster, Chef de Partie:

'Paw paws, oranges and pineapples, melons, kiwi fruits, granadillas, lettuces, old veggies�'

9. Danster cuts and orange

10. Danster puts orange peels into container

11. Danster walks out kitchen with organic waste

12. Wide of worm farm

13. Murphy walks in with organic waste

14. close up earthworms

15. Murphy feeds the earthworms

16. Murphy leaves the earthworms

17. SOUNDBITE (English): Mary Murphy, Environmentalist:

'And this is what the worms do. They take all this waste and they turn it into vermicast, that Paul Rice our horticulturalist here at the Mount Nelson hotel will feed the soil. Earth worms really will help us save our planet.'

18. close up of vermicast

19. Wide of greenhouse

20. Wide of Paul Rice entering the greenhouse

21. Rice feeds the soil

22. various feeding the soil

23. various flowers

24. SOUNDBITE (English): Paul Rice, Horticulturalist, Mount Nelson Hotel:

'It puts life back into the soil. It's a gift back into the soil. One takes so much from the soil, and it's just nice to be able to give something back into the soil, to give it a bit of a boost. It's like a tonic.'

25. Various Mount Nelson lawns

26. Various Mount Nelson flowers

27. Nick Seewer strolls past plants

28. SOUNDBITE (English): Nick Seewer, Managing Director, Africa, Orient-Express Hotels:

'Eventually we'll get to a situation where we're producing not only enough for this hotel, but we can donate some of the fertiliser we're actually producing, to other institutions in Cape Town. So it will benefit other people too.'

29. Guests on veranda

30. The hotel seen from the garden


Growing populations and diminishing resources are becoming ever greater issues.

And around the world people are looking for solutions to waste management.

One scheme in South Africa has found that nature really can have the answer.


Cape Town's grand old lady, the historic five star Mount Nelson, dates back to 1899.

The hostelry harks back to the era of luxury sea voyages and is world-renowned, particularly for its Afternoon Tea.

Now an innovative way has been found to recycle half of all the waste generated at the hotel.

Earth worms are turning the hotels' organic waste into soil fertiliser to the benefit of the 9 acre estate's gardens.

All trimmings, and old organic waste and produce, are put aside in the hotel kitchen.

As Chef de Partie Sylvia Danster explains, this amounts ot most fruit and vegetables.

Currently half a ton of organic waste is recycled every month.

This is soon expected to reach one ton per month, which will be half of all the Mount Nelson's waste.

The organic waste is taken from the kitchen to the newly established worm farm, located on the hotel estate.

The recycling process takes place here, with the aid of 180,000 earth worms.

Environmentalist Mary Murphy oversees the worm farm at the Mount Nelson hotel.

Known colloquially as red wrigglers or tiger worms, these burrowing animals ingest decaying organic matter and excrete castings rich in nutrients and beneficial soil organisms.

The worms turn organic waste into a liquid fertiliser known as worm tea in just a few days.

Or, within 3 - 4 months, the worms produce a fertiliser known as vermicast.

The earthworms are initially producing 60 - 80 kilograms of vermicast per month, and this will double within 6 months.

Horticulturalist Paul Rice is using the extremely nutrient-rich fertiliser for the hotel's plants, trees and flowers.

In the soil the vermicast microbes continue to break down organic matter into plant available forms.

This enables plant roots to take up nutrients that would otherwise have stayed bound in the soil.

Rice says the fertiliser is like a tonic.

He doesn't use chemical fertilisers and pesticides, as these kill earth worms and other beneficial organisms in the soil.

Taking advantage instead of nature's ability to recycle is benefiting not only the hotel's gardens.

Orient Express Hotels Africa Managing Director, Nick Seewer, plans to donate excess fertiliser in the future.

It's hoped guests to the Mount Nelson will become inspired to institute their own waste management systems at home, using earthworms.

Keyword wacky

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Subjects: Hotel operators, Hotels and resorts, Waste management, Fertilizer manufacturing, Agrochemicals manufacturing, Worms, Recycling, Accommodations, Composting, Hospitality and leisure industry, Consumer services, Consumer products and services, Industries, Business, Travel, Lifestyle, Environment, Environment and nature, Chemicals manufacturing, Materials industry, Animals, Living things, Eco-friendly practices, Recycling
People: Mary Murphy
Locations: Cape Town, South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa
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(TT) Ghana Bags
Summary: Mountains of rubbish being recycled in Ghana
Story No: 552720
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 02/04/2008 06:00 AM
People: Louis Vuitton


Accra - 25 January, 2008

1. Handing over bag to Ghana captain, John Mensah

2. Various of players taking 'TrashyBags'

3. Michael Essien poses with 'TrashyBag'

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sammy Adjei, Ghana reserve goalkeeper

"it's nice, nice, yeah. Nice bag."

5. Mid of truck arriving at 'TrashyBags' workshop

6. Various of discarded plastic bags being removed

7. Zoom out from bags being washed and sorted

8. Various of bags being washed

9. Mid of bags being cut

10. Set up of Kwabena Osei Bonsu

11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kwabena Osei Bonsu, Joint Managing Director of 'TrashyBags'

" We believe that this is one of the best ways to help deal with the environment. It also educates people, to make them responsible for their trash, to let people know it is their way, they have to take care of their environment. It's not about governments or organisations, it's about you the person who takes care of your environment. That's what makes it unique."

12. Pan of sewing workshop

13. Mid of woman sewing bags

14. Various of woman putting finishing touches to bag

15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stuart Gold, Joint Managing Director of 'TrashyBags'

"Well I think our markets for the bags is really abroad. There is a great groundswell of interest in products like this that are good to the environment, eco-friendly products. We are actually going to be at a trade fair in the UK in a couple of weeks and we know that somebody is selling these in the US now and having great success at trade fairs there with this idea."

16. Mid of Kwabena showing of bags

17. Various of bags

18. Close of 'TrashyBags' logo

19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kwabena Osei Bonsu, Joint Managing Director of TrashyBags

"I would love to see Ghanaians be the first to use these bags because the problem is here in Ghana. So if Ghanaians use it that's where our success will come. If all the other countries are using it and these people don't use it then they don't see it. So I personally would love Ghanaians to take it."

20. Various of bags being sorted

21. Trashybag" tee shirt

22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kwabena Osei Bonsu, Joint Managing Director of TrashyBags

"Africans are the only people who can solve their problems. Nobody on this earth will be able to solve Africa's problems. Africans know what problems they have and how they came and how they can solve them. That's what I believe."

23. Mid of Kwabena Osei Bonsu climbing on mountain of bags


Accra, the capital city of Ghana, produces sixty tons of rubbish per day from plastic packaging alone and only a tiny portion of that, just two percent, is recycled.

One local entrepreneur is on a mission to champion the idea of recycling and help make the streets of Accra cleaner, safer and more attractive.

He has come up with a novel idea that demonstrates how rubbish can still be useful long after it has outlived its original purpose.

Kwabena Osei Bonsu and his team of dedicated workers are turning trash into bags.


It doesn't matter if it's climate change, recycling, global warming or renewable energy, environmental issues are what matter most to millions of people around the world.

Even Ghana's Black Stars are 'cleaning up their act' and 'going green'.

At their training ground on Friday, 25th January, the team traded in their sports bags for ones made from discarded water and ice cream sachets that were collected outside the stadium after their opening match against Guinea.

Whatever rubbish the local authorities do not dispose of usually ends up on the streets of Accra.

The most common items are plastic water and ice cream sachets.

But not any more.

Almost a hundred thousand of these tiny sachets are collected and delivered to a workshop every day in Madina, a neighbourhood in the eastern part of the city.

Special care is taken to thoroughly wash and disinfect the sachets, which are then cut at each end and separated into piles.

It's the first process that goes into making "Trashybags".

The brains behind the operation is Kwabena Osei Bonsu.

"TrashyBags" is a thriving cottage industry beginning to make a name for itself.

It has started taking orders that will, sooner rather than later, turn what is essentially a charitable organisation into a one that can achieve a small profit.

Perhaps more importantly it has created a number of job opportunities in a district that is poor with high unemployment.

In just three months, it has grown from a business employing 15 people to one which now employs almost 300.

They have 250 people who go out and collect the sachets, and 50 people who sew and assemble the bags.

Trashybags come in all shapes and sizes - they make sports-bags, handbags, shopping bags, messenger bags and back packs.

They're growing in popularity outside of Ghana but TrashyBags have yet to crack the local market.

A lot has to do with the pricing - locals simply can't afford them. Those who can prefer the high end of the market like Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

By thinking creatively and intelligently about reusing plastic waste, TrashyBags is trying to set an example for generations to come.

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Subjects: Mountains, Environment, Environment and nature
People: Louis Vuitton
Locations: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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Story No: z018472
Source: AP Television
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 08/30/1973 12:00 AM

UPITN reporter interviews recycling expert Pete Denevi about turning household rubbish into fuel pellets. Nations like Japan see a great future for the business.

1. cu fuel pellets made from recycled rubbish, zoom out ot reporter

2. ws reporter interviewing Pete Denev1, recycling expert SOUNDBITE 'we end up with approximately 50 to 55 up to 60% of ther refuse, mainly paper, wehich is combustible, it can be burned in a furnace to generate steam or power, pr we compress it imnto pellets and it can be handled just like coal.

3. mcu Pete Denevi

4. ms fore-loader in warehouse

5. ws heap of rubbish in warehouse, pan to fore-loader

6. mcu rubbish inside a recycling machine

7. cu rubbish on a conveyor

8. cu recycling process

9. various shots recycling equipment, and process

10. cu sign on machine, SHREDDER

11. cu Denevi SOUNDBITE 'we have signed a licence with the Japanese, we have interest from Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Britain is very interested as are the Germans, who have been burning everything for power for years.'

12. mcu reporter piece to camera from rubbish dump, SOUNDBITE reclaiming the billions of tons of garbage generated annually by this nation and converting it top useful purposes my one day put an end to sights such as this..

REPORTER Larry Whirl (?)

Film: Pos - Sound: Opt SOF - Colour - NYFilm: No - LN Number: LN46015 - Available in HD

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Subjects: Recycling, Waste reduction, Eco-friendly practices, Environment, Environment and nature, Recycling, Waste management, Waste reduction
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Recycling Clipreel: Part 7
Summary: Villagers Use Simple Chemistry To Change Their Lives
Story No: X01600
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 05/01/2005 12:00 AM


(TT) Cambodia BioGas

Villagers use simple chemistry to change their lives



Tamoung, 1 May 2005


Tamoung village, Takeo Province, Cambodia - 1 May 2005

3. Wide exterior shot house in village which has bio-gas

4. Close-up of hand turning on gas tap in kitchen

5. Close-up, hand lights gas ring on stove

6. Woman puts kettle on gas ring

7. Gas flame burning under kettle

8. Spout of kettle with steam coming off

17. Two boys carry basket of cow dung

18. Close up of dung being tipped from basked into concrete drain

19. Wide of boy adding water and starting to stir the mixture

20. Low angle shot looking up at boy as he stirs

21. Close-up of mixture of dung and water as it is stirred

22. Pan from boy stirring to trench with plastic covering, where the mixture ferments

23. Close up of PVC pipe that siphons off the gas from trench and takes it to house

24. Pan of connecting pipe running along side of house

25. Pan over large plastic balloon-like reservoir in kitchen that stores the gas

26. Close ups of piping leading to stove and gas tap

27. SOUNDBITE (English) Mao Savin, Cambodian Rural Development Team "I think this technology..."

28. Boy carries effluent past cow, to edge of manure pit


"I think this technology is very simple for people to use and one of the things to make it easy for people to use the technology is to get people involved in all stages of installation of the technology. So from the start of the installation people from the village are involved in the whole process so after that they know how to use and how to repair something like that."

SUPER CAPTION: Mao Savin, Cambodian Rural Development Team

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Subjects: Technology, Children, Animal types, Animals, Environment and nature, Mammals, Cattle, Ungulates, Consumer product technologies
Locations: Cambodia
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(HZ) Indonesia Eco Fashion
Summary: Jakarta fashion show raises awareness about the environment
Story No: 557661
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 03/15/2008 06:00 AM


Jakarta, 3 March 2008

1. Various of models modelling eco-friendly fashions on catwalk

2. Wide of models preparing for EcoChic fashion show

3. Various model putting make-up on

4. Close-up other model putting make-up on

5. Wide of models putting make-up on

6. Various of EcoChic designers

7. EcoChic organiser Ika Butoni talking to designers

8. Mid of designers

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ika Butoni, EcoChic Organiser:

"I felt EcoChic is very much of our concern, and also we can see that in Indonesia we are, our population, our people are not yet a green-society concerned. We have lost quite a lot of land. We have lost quite a lot of trees just because our knowledge (of the environment) is not enough."

10. Various of model wearing outfit made from passion fruits, banana plants and leaves on catwalk

11. Zoom-out of model in outfit made from floor mats on catwalk

12. Various of model wearing outfit made from glass, leaves, foils, copper and newspapers designed by Kanchan Panjabi on catwalk

13. Designer Kanchan Panjabi preparing outfit

14. Close-up of recycled fabric

15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kanchan Panjabi, Fashion Designer:

"It's a really great event because I think Asia needs more to be promoting how we need to become ecologically friendly, and we need to learn to recycle more, reuse. So that's why I think we definitely need to promote being ecologically friendly. So that's why I'm here."

16. Various of model wearing outfit made from batik remnants on catwalk

17. Various of model wearing outfit made from silk, cotton, feathers and stone beads on catwalk

18. Various of model wearing outfit made from reclaimed batik on catwalk

19. SOUNDBITE: (Indonesian) Selphie Bong, Fashion Designer:

"This show provides a very good way to learn about recycling, especially for fashion designers. Maybe some of us are not aware that we can make use of old fabric or other materials that seem unusable. Therefore we are challenged by this."

20. Various of model wearing outfit made from wild cocoons on catwalk

21. Model wearing outfit made from plastic waste on catwalk

22. Wide model wearing outfit made from rejected computer chips on catwalk

23. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ika Butoni, EcoChic Organiser:

"I felt maybe together, we can really change and help change society, starting from us when we do the collection. And then it will... Because it's fashion, it's always interesting, and it attracts. People want to see beautiful people, beautiful clothing and what is the message."

24. Various of model on catwalk wearing outfit made from recycled batik designed by Ika Butoni


When people think of fashion, they just think of beautiful people and beautiful clothing.

A recent fashion show in Jakarta set out to prove that fashion can also be environmentally-friendly and contribute to saving the world.


Fashion shows are usually about glamour.

But recently the Indonesian capital held a different kind of show on the catwalk.

Models looked glamorous as they prepared themselves for the show, which took place in a luxurious five-star hotel in Jakarta.

The show was fittingly named "EcoChic", and it was the first of a series of fashion shows aimed at raising awareness to the environment throughout Asia.

Fifteen of Indonesia's most prestigious fashion designers, along with some from abroad, took part in the show, which was organised by Hong Kong-based environmental charity group Green2Greener.

The contributing designers were selected not only for their creativity but also for their passion, to show that fashion can be environmentally sustainable and, at the same time, financially viable.

Ika Butoni, a designer and also one of the organisers of the show, believes that it is the right moment to hold this event in Indonesia to raise awareness of the environment.

She says that eco-consciousness is still relatively unknown in Indonesia and ignorance has caused a large number of trees and land to be lost, so it is time to take measures to act to protect the environment.

The global spotlight has focused on Indonesia and its environmental practices since a major international climate conference was held in Bali late last year.

Butoni argued that EcoChic gave an opportunity for forward-thinking fashion designers to show that, through earth-friendly recycled clothing, fashion can help reduce the impact of climate change in the world.

The clothes on the catwalk are made of natural and recycled materials including fruits, leaves, floor mats, batik, glass, newspapers, plastic and even computer parts.

Indonesian designer Ali Charisma created a long dress featuring a variety of natural elements such as dried passion fruits stuck on the fabric around the shoulder.

Leaves of the evergreen vine Ficus Pumila were used to decorate the wide skirt.

Another Indonesian designer, Oka Diputra, presented an outfit using pandanus leaves, a native plant in Bali and widely used to make floor mats, to wrap around the coat and skirt of his outfit.

Pandanus plants grow in abundance in the wild, and they are sturdy enough to be used for winter clothing.

Hong Kong designer Kanchan Panjabi presented an outfit made of a variety of materials including a belt from re-used beer cans and a skirt from a re-used traditional Chinese bag.

She also used glass, leaves, foils, copper and newspapers on her outfit to make it look as light and feminine as possible.

Panjabi says she got involved in the show because she believes that people in Asia need to be more aware of the importance of protecting the environment.

Indonesian designer Lenny Agustin collected remnants of batik and combined them with colourful hand woven lurik textiles from the island of Java to make her base fabrics.

Her outfit is inspired by the Indonesian traditional wear called "Kebaya," a figure-hugging embroidered blouse worn with a batik (traditionally dyed) sarong.

A member of the fourth-generation of batik makers from Central Java, Afif Syakur has had a lifetime experience with batik.

This Indonesian designer made his outfit from batik and added natural elements such as feathers and stone beads to create a design representing power and beauty.

Indonesian designer Nita Azhar also used reclaimed batik to put together an outfit named "Save My Forest".

Young Indonesian designer Selphie Bong says most of the designs on the show are meant to challenge both designers and clients to recycle clothes rather than throwing them away.

Bong also emphasises that it is a challenge for designers to think outside the box and use materials they have not thought of using before.

Indonesian designer Tuti Cholid made a two-piece dress out of wild cocoons abandoned in nature and combined them with silk.

Other designers like Muji Ananta and Fabio Renaldo created designs from used plastic waste and rejected computer chips.

Butoni presented an outfit made from scrap pieces of recycled traditional batik, using only natural dyes and involving no machinery in the textile production.

She says that fashion can play a significant role in changing the society's behaviour towards the environment because fashion can set new trends and send strong messages.

She hopes EcoChic can push industry leaders and textile manufacturers to replace polluting fabrics and chemically-intensive industrial processes commonly used in the mainstream fashion industry with eco-friendly alternatives.

According to recent research, Indonesia holds the global record for greenhouse gas emissions through deforestation, and is ranking third behind the United States and China in terms of total contribution to global warming.

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Subjects: Textiles manufacturing, Fashion design, Electronic parts manufacturing, Fashion shows, Environmental education, Sustainable fashion, Environment, Environment and nature, Environmental conservation and preservation, Cosmetics, Environmental concerns, Recycling, Textiles, apparel and accessories manufacturing, Consumer product manufacturing, Consumer products and services, Industries, Business, Arts and entertainment, Industrial products and services, Entertainment, Fashion shows, Fashion shows, Fashion, Beauty and fashion, Lifestyle, Eco-friendly practices, Sustainable fashion, Personal care, Recycling, Waste management
Locations: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Recycling Clipreel: Part 4
Summary: Mexico: Eco-Housing
Story No: X01597
Source: WTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 03/31/1994 12:00 AM



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Gvs used tyres in dump: cu pile of tyres, oily pond and tyres, tilt tyre in tree to tyre in pond, cu burning tyre, fire at tyre dump, ws of same and billowing smoke. Tyre house, Richard Boyer, co-director of Centre for the Study of Deserts and Oceans sot, then under cu of halophytes planted in sand piled up against house, cu of skylight, Int tyre house: tilt from visitors to cans in roof man carrying tyres to build new house, piles of tyres. Gvs harvesting wheat,: bs of wheat, combine harvester. Gv people being instructed in how to build straw house: Man instructing people, ws of straw house under construction, man hammering in rod, of house, plaster being applied.

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Recycling Clipreel: Part 5
Summary: South Africa Fashion, France - Bottle Clothes, Shanghai Fashion
Story No: X01598
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1995 12:00 AM


South Africa Fashion

South Africa: Johannesburg - 24 August 2002

People watching

Girl presenting 'cement bags' dress

Woman watching

Girl presenting 'plastic bag' dress

Close-up plastic bags

Boy presenting skirt of recycled cool drinks cans


France - December 1995

Bottle Clothes

Close up of used plastic water bottles

Water bottles taken out of shopping trolley and put into trunk of car

Plastic water bottles and pan to clothes made from PVC fibres

Girl looking at clothes

Fine powder made from crushed water bottles

Man looking at fine powder

Paste mixture being churned around

Man looking at fibres

Fibres being spun

CU fibres

PVC wool being dried

Knitting machines

CU knitted jumper

SOUNDBITE Alain Regad, Rhovyl's managing director

Plastic water bottles put into trunk

Girl looking at clothes made from PVC fibres.


Shanghai Fashion

China: Shanghai - 5 June 1999

WS crowd and stage on the bund (shanghai river front)

MS models on catwalk

CU tilt model wearing newspaper skirt

CU model wearing `wedding' newspaper dress

Tilt girl in paper cup dress

Tilt girl in cane dress

Tilt up tin can dress; tilt down wrapping paper drew

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Subjects: Fashion, Children, Lifestyle, Newspapers, News media, Women's fashion, Media, Beauty and fashion, Entertainment
Locations: South Africa
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