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Children Living in Landfill

Children Living in Landfill

Last week dozens of people were killed and at least 49 homes destroyed after a mountain of rubbish collapsed at Ethiopia’s Koshe landfill site. Authorities aren’t yet sure what caused the deadly landslide – some blame the biogas plant being built nearby – but whatever the reason, it’s just another risk faced every day by…

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How Many Plastic Bags Are Used a Year | How Many Are There

How Many Plastic Bags Are Used a Year | How Many Are There

Yet an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. Of those, approximately 100 billion are plastic shopping bags, which cost retailers about $4 billion annually. Plastic Bag Facts Approx.…

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30 plastic bags, 1 dead whale: Shocking toll of vast ocean pollution laid bare

30 plastic bags, 1 dead whale: Shocking toll of vast ocean pollution laid bare

Researchers have discovered more than 30 plastic bags inside the stomach of a dead whale, which likely blocked its intestines and led to it becoming stranded several times in shallow waters off the coast of Norway. The scientists described the mass of human-produced refuge lodged in the whale’s stomach as “not surprising” given the amount…

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Indore Municipal Corporation Issues Occupational Identity Cards to Wastepickers

Indore Municipal Corporation Issues Occupational Identity Cards to Wastepickers

  Indore Municipal Corporation Issues Occupational Identity Cards to Wastepickers Written by Kabir Arora. Waste Narratives. 12/15/2016 Indore Municipal Corporation issued occupational identity cards to 25o wastepickers associated with Jan Vikas Society. The cards were distributed by Ms. Malini Gaur, Mayor of Indore city in the presence of many officials from the corporation. The identity…

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Wiego Informal Workers (Video)

Wiego Informal Workers (Video)

Informal workers may be self-employed in small unregistered enterprises; they may be sub-contracted workers or even work for wages in unprotected jobs. And they can be found in urban or rural settings, and in the richest as well as the poorest countries.

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