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A European recycling leader continues its quest for new ways to reduce waste.
Simone d'Antonio November 29, 2017

The campus would feature research facilities and waste-to-products companies that specialize in repurposing city trash, Governing reports. 

July 7, 2015

The city of 20 million relies on “inventive” ways to ensure that trash is not illegally dumped in places where it would foul the environment, Urb.im reports. 

June 9, 2015

Ending child labor and enhancing worker safety are among the challenges Dhaka faces in overhauling waste management, the Daily Star reports. 

June 3, 2015

Plastic bags clog drains and waterways in India’s capital despite a prohibition on their manufacture, sale and use, the New Indian Express reports. 

May 26, 2015
The Canadian city is looking to export its recycling model, starting in China.
Christopher Swope April 10, 2015

The I Got Garbage website matches trash scavengers with homes, apartments and businesses to ensure that refuse is sorted for recyclables, Urb.im reports.

March 24, 2015

“Good Riddance” gives voice to garbage pickers in Johannesburg who are otherwise mostly invisible to society, Urban Joburg reports. 

March 19, 2015

Their work fills some of the gap left by inadequate municipal recycling efforts, The Nature of Cities reports. 

February 3, 2015

India’s capital faces a waste management meltdown unless it boosts recycling and composting of refuse, the Hindustan Times reports. 

January 13, 2015

The Big Apple is the largest U. S. city to prohibit single-use polystyrene foam products after determining that they can’t be recycled. 

January 9, 2015

The mountain of trash in the city of Sidon is to become an inviting public park with olive trees and an amphitheater, Green Prophet reports. 

December 26, 2014

The Indian government sees opportunities for improving 300 cities by having them adopt Surat’s successful energy, waste, water and e-government policies, the Times of India reports. 

December 15, 2014

Researchers at IBM India found that used laptop batteries can power slum dwellings and vendor carts in developing cities, MIT Technology Review reports.

December 9, 2014

A new Berlin supermarket requires shoppers to bring their own containers while food markets planned for London would cater to the poor with cashless transactions, USA Today and the Daily Mail report. 

November 4, 2014
Trash pickers have long been the main recyclers in Argentina’s capital. Once marginalized, their work is now being formalized as part of a new waste management system.
Kristie Robinson October 16, 2014

A campaign to clean up India’s cities faces long odds since many municipalities are ill-equipped to collect and treat refuse, the Washington Post reports. 

October 14, 2014

Seattle trash collectors will double as food police by ticketing scofflaws who toss compostables, the Seattle Times reports.

September 26, 2014
In a settlement on the edge of Lilongwe, composting takes care of most of the trash — and provides a livelihood.
Charles Mkula September 18, 2014

To encourage recycling, Beijing has introduced machines that trade plastic bottles for transit passes and phone card discounts, Pangea Today reports. 

September 4, 2014
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