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Council of Europe recognising refugee qualifications, Kerala village tackling plastic waste, and chefs taking a 'root-to-leaf' approach to minimise waste

A new initiative by the Council of Europe is allowing refugees to have their qualifications assessed even when they cannot be fully documented; 

a village in Kerala, India, refuses marriage certificates to anyone using plastic plates and has done away with plastic plates, cups, flex boards and plastic banners; and chefs are now focusing on using all parts of plants in a 'root-to-leaf' approach to minimise waste.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How a village in Kerala, India, refuses marriage certificates to anyone using plastic plates and has done away with plastic plates, cups, flex boards and plastic banners. Read more here

• How a new initiative by the Council of Europe is allowing refugees to have their qualifications assessed even when they cannot be fully documented. Read more here

• How indigenous language story books have been digitised in an easy-to-use online archive. Read more here

• How a small town in Iceland has created a "levitating" pedestrian crossing to slow traffic. Read more here

• How prison inmates, native ecologists and military base contractors are using fire to restore prairie ecosystems to save a butterfly and other prairie species. Read more here

• How Saudi women will be allowed into sports stadiums next year. Read more here

• How chefs are now focusing on using all parts of plants in a 'root-to-leaf' approach to minimise waste. Read more here

 

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