A factory in the Afghan city of Herat recycles plastic waste into filler material for insulation, pillows, and even clothing. Employing some 300 people, the factory plays an important economic role in the city as well as an environmental one.
LA Times: After decades of conflict across Afghanistan, recycling is not at the top of most people’s agendas. But now, one Kabul woman is declaring war on the Afghan capital’s trash. Zuhal Atmar, 35, has set up a recycling plant where she processes 33 tons of garbage a week. She’s the first woman in Afghanistan