Pioneering Italian Town Leads Europe in Waste Recycling. Capannori, a rural town in the Italian province of Lucca, in Tuscany, boasts a proud history. Six years ago, it became a […]
IPS – Waste Pickers in Colombia Earn Formal Recognition | Inter Press Service. Nora Padilla, one of the six winners of this year’s Goldman environmental prize, dedicates her days to […]
An environmental campaigner, considered to be the driving force behind Italy’s zero-waste movement, is one of the winners of the 2013 Goldman Prize.
Juan is a resident of Cateura, a landfill outside Paraguay’s capital city, Asuncion. About 2,500 families make their homes—and their livelihoods—in and around this dump, sifting through 1,500 tons of […]
Fifteen Nepali artists were closeted for a month with a heap of 1.5 metric tons (1.7 tons) of trash picked up from Mount Everest. When they emerged, they had transformed […]
In many urban centers throughout the world, vibrant waste recycling programs aren’t just eco-minded niceties, they serve an essential role in keeping communities clean and clutter-free. But thanks to one […]
Brazil’s biggest open-air landfill has been closed on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro after 34 years in operation. The Jardim Gramacho dump, a mountain of rubbish near the city’s […]
NSW consumers will be able to turn old cans and bottles into cash under a Greens’ recycling proposal to be put to the NSW parliament on Tuesday.
Striving to reduce the trash it sends to landfills, Seattle has banned foam take-out containers and plastic bags, told residents they must recycle cardboard and compost food scraps, and set […]
Mexico City will close one of the world’s largest garbage dumps by Dec. 31 and will instead turn the garbage from millions of people into reusable materials and energy, Mayor […]