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Pollution sickens children in Dominican Republic

Pollution sickens children in Dominican Republic

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 […]

Barisal’s medical waste could become a major health hazard

Barisal’s medical waste could become a major health hazard

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 […]

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

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 […]

Eating from the garbage dump in the Philippines

Eating from the garbage dump in the Philippines

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 […]

 
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