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Danylo Herasymov

16 December 2020

Mykolayiv, Ukraine

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Ukraine ranked No.9 on the list of countries with the highest amount of trash per capita. In Mykolayiv, the city partnered with a nonprofit to sort waste at public schools. “A total of 20,000 students took part last y...

The Washington Post

Jessica Wolfrom

10 December 2020

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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Mason & Greens is a zero-waste store that reduces environmental impact by selling package-free items, from shampoo bars to organic produce. Dry goods and the wines, oils, and kombucha on tap are bought with reusable c...

The Guardian

Eleanor Ainge Roy

16 November 2020

Christchurch, New Zealand

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Officials in Christchurch use a public reward and shaming system to motivate proper recycling sorting after only 48% of recycling was able to be accepted. Residents who correctly sort contents receive a large gold sta...

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Jane C. Hu

29 October 2020

New Jersey, United States

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A company known as TerraCycle recycles "items other companies won’t accept" – including the many masks, gowns, and gloves that have been used during the coronavirus pandemic. While the service is free for those who ca...

Hothouse Solutions

Michael J. Coren

12 October 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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What started as a small group of people taking pictures of waste in their communities and tagging it on Instagram with the hashtag #Litterati, turned into a global effort, and even an app, to map and dispose of trash....

Citizen TV Kenya

Yvonne Okwara-Matole

28 September 2020

Kenya

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Gjenge Makers Ltd is an alternative building product manufacturing company that creates products – such as pavers and blocks – out of recycled plastics. Founded by four Kenyan engineers, the team began by studying the...

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Claire Elise Thompson

21 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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To make food and cleaning products more accessible to those experiencing economic hardship, the startup Algramo has installed more than 2,500 automated bulk-dispensing systems throughout Chile where people can purchas...

The Narwhal

Matt Simmons

15 September 2020

Vancouver Island, Canada

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Expeditions to clean up debris from the coastline are underway along the B.C. coast after an ecotourism company was forced to stop tours during the pandemic. The project is largely funded by the B.C. government’s Clea...

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Julie Ball

15 September 2020

Brazil

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Rainforest Connection makes a smartphone app that is part of a system using solar-powered phones in the rainforests of Brazil, Sumatra, Costa Rica, and Peru to stream audio of suspected illegal logging. This system, u...

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Morgane le Cam

24 August 2020

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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To preserve the millions of trees that are cut down just to produce coal in Burkina Faso, a Burkinese engineer created "green charcoal that would not only protect forests but also help fight against the proliferation ...

The Guardian

Rebecca Smithers

30 July 2020

England, United Kingdom

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The sales of single-use plastic bags has dropped by more than 95 percent in England’s supermarkets since 2015 when a monetary fee was introduced to encourage shoppers to reduce their plastic waste. Despite this reduct...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

6 July 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Since single-use plastic usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in Hawaii are planning beach cleanup events to pick up the plastic waste. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii’s first beac...

Pioneers Post

Asad Pabani

26 May 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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Two organizations in Pakistan are working to tackle the country’s waste problem. Saaf Suthra Sheher in Islamabad set up partnerships with offices and schools to process their dry waste like plastics and glass. TrashIt...

The Counter

Karine Vann

18 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The bulk food aisle in grocery stories - where dry goods are weighed and put in containers that consumers can bring from home - is getting more attention as tech solutions arise to revamp this shopping experience. Fro...

Next City

Scott Kirkwood

2 April 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Baltimore, a successful social enterprise collaboration involves employing formerly incarcerated people to deconstruct valuable old wood from abandoned homes, preparing the wood for production, then turning the woo...

Grady Newsource

Victoria Swyers

31 March 2020

United States

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Can I Recycle This operates via social media profiles where, on Amazon Alexa and Facebook, the AI bot “Green Girl” tells people what materials can or cannot be recycled, helping avoid contamination of legitimate recyc...

The Guardian

Rebecca Smithers

9 March 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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At Gail’s, a UK bakery chain, its new “Waste Not” line of food repurposes day-old food into new menu items, reducing waste in the process. By reusing resources, as part of the circular economy model, Gail’s minimizes ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

25 February 2020

Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

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Unused prescription drugs can often end up in landfills or in "the hands of those who may be vulnerable to misuse and addiction," so Wyoming has introduced a program to decrease those likelihoods from happening. This ...

EarthBeat

Catherine M. Odell

25 February 2020

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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The University of Notre Dame installed three Grind2Energy systems, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste from the campus’ dining halls. The systems process the waste and send it to a local dairy farm where the...

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Carey L. Biron

20 February 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Policymakers, nonprofit leaders, and corporate heads have recently undertaken efforts to increase urban forestry. Urban trees decrease energy use, protect storm drain infrastructure, decrease noise, and help boost wel...

NPR

Rachel Cramer

12 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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Finding ways to reuse brewery waste can save water treatment plants money. In Havre, Montana, Triple Dog Brewing has entered into a partnership with the town’s wastewater treatment plant, supplying discarded barley to...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

10 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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Upcycling spent barley helps to ease wastewater treatment. In Havre, Montana, the town’s wastewater treatment plant uses barley from a local brewery, Triple Dog Brewing, to feed bacteria. The nutrients from the barley...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

10 February 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Hawaiian farmers are increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic they’re finding in their compost, which can have long-term effects on their crop growth. Hawaii Earth Recycling, the island’s largest compost pro...

Reading Radio

Rodrigo Pereira

4 February 2020

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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While environmentalists continue to call for drastic measures to combat climate change, a Brisbane volunteer community has taken matters into its own hands by organizing weekly beach clean-up sessions. The group uses ...

Bloomberg

Claire Ballentine

28 January 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The supply chain for Valentine's Day flowers is incredibly toxic for the environment and produces mass amounts of waste. In response, a "floral gifting" service industry emerged in which flowers from special events ca...

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