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In Cremona, ideas to make the ‘circular economy’ real for cities
A European recycling leader continues its quest for new ways to reduce waste.
November 29, 2017
What can cities learn from Sri Lanka’s landfill tragedy?
Last month’s collapse, which killed at least 32, confirmed longstanding warnings that the capital city’s waste plan was neither sustainable nor safe.
May 2, 2017
How Mysuru became India’s ‘cleanest city’
Leadership, partnerships, citizen engagement and civic pride pay off for a city of 1 million.
November 17, 2016
Imagining a truly ‘sustainable city’ — and how long it will take to get there
August 25, 2016
Behind Edmonton’s push toward zero waste: A Q&A with Mayor Don Iveson
The Canadian city is looking to export its recycling model, starting in China.
April 10, 2015
Photos: Inside Buenos Aires’ recycling “green centers”
October 17, 2014
Buenos Aires embraces “cartoneros” in push for zero waste
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.
October 16, 2014