I love this photo for its powerful message. Environmentalism, conservation, sustainability, or whatever you want to call it, at the end of the day it’s about human health. It’s about fighting for an earth that we would be proud to leave for our children.
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Category: Children of the Landfill
Having to do with the people that are living and surviving on the Toxic Dumps around the world
Shockingly, 15 million people in the developing world today survive by salvaging waste. Many of them are children.
BY FRANCES ROBLESMARCH 13, 2007 03:01 AM, UPDATED OCTOBER 02, 2008 06:12 PM Johan Luciano is 13 years old and got kicked out of school in the first grade, because nothing he learned ever stayed in his head. Environmental experts who know him say his developmental delay is the direct result of a battery recycling plant […]
Why is there no separate medical waste disposal system? We are appalled to learn that Barisal city does not have any specialised disposal system for its medical waste. Waste from the government hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres, blood banks and upazila health complexes—around five tonnes of it—is collected and dumped with regular garbage into a six-acre […]
BANGUN, Indonesia (AFP) — His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children’s education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom. Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the […]
In the Philippines, food waste is on the rise. At the same time, many are forced to sift through the garbage dump to find something to eat. Some are trying to tackle the growing problem. Project goal: The Sustainable Diner wants to reduce food waste in the gastronomy sector, raising awareness of sustainable consumption among businesses […]
“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.” Psalms 82:3-5 All over Haiti, columns of […]