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Filipino Barangays – Leading the Way in Zero Waste Models

Communities in the Philippines that were once riddled with trash are being recognized for their revolutionary zero waste models. By implementing a combination of effective policy advocacy, powerful grassroots organizing, and meaningful community education on ecological waste management, these communities decreased their waste in landfills, generated more jobs, and enhanced …

Electronic scrap being sorted at a warehouse

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, …