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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Social inclusion in Mexico’s PET plastic recycling
Mexico's PET recycling industry is working with waste pickers and showing how this can generate not just profit but social and environmental benefits.
Brazil’s waste recyclers take on vegetable oil
The unique approaches of Brazil’s waste recycling cooperatives are attracting international attention.
Plastic to oil fantastic
A Japanese company creates a small, very safe and easy to use machine that can convert several types of plastic back into oil.
A look at Vietnam’s plastic craft villages
Thousands of Hanoi residents make a living out of recycling plastic waste and provide an important environmental service at the same time.
Journey of a printer cartridge
A Japanese printer cartridge recycling initiative is an example of good corporate cooperation - an essential ingredient for a green revolution.
E-waste: not your normal trash
Increasingly large amounts of electrical and electronic waste are raising questions about resource efficiency and concerns about the dangers to humans and the environment.
Scrap and trade: scavenging myths
Scavenging from the waste stream not only reduces poverty among trash pickers, but brings myriad economic and environmental benefits.
My green team
New York City 9th grader Elizabeth Adesanya writes about her efforts to live sustainably.
Nagoya’s waste revolution
Thanks to dramatic action, Nagoya has the lowest per capita waste generation and highest per capita recycling rate of Japan's big cities.
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