The ICRC aims to secure humane treatment and conditions of detention for all detainees, regardless of the reasons for their arrest. It seeks to prevent torture and ill-treatment, prevent and resolve disappearances, and offer support and news to family members. Since 1870, the ICRC has endeavoured to improve the humanitarian situation of people deprived of their liberty. While many of the problems – and the approaches for confronting them – remain the same, innovation is giving us new and creative ways to support these efforts. One such example is recycling of waste in prisons to tackle health issues, which carries indirect benefits for the environment while building skills and restoring dignity for inmates.