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Urban Poor Communities Care about Waste

(Photo: Greenpeace/Jose Enrique Soriano) Life in most urban poor communities in poor and developing countries is intimately tied to activities and issues related to waste. Trash tends to be ubiquitous and very visible; basic waste management services tend to be inadequate, if not completely lacking. For many in these communities, …

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Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

Originally published in the Huffington Post a few months ago, this introduction to the zero waste case studies in GAIA’s On the Road to Zero Waste: Successes and Lessons from Around the World contains some crucial ideas about moving beyond recycling. Zero waste is both a goal and a plan …