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The secret life of plastic

What happens to our trash once we’ve done our duty and tossed it into the right bin?
Mossville - Louisiana’s chemical ghost town

Touring Louisiana’s chemical ghost town

Michael Regan, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, takes a bus ride with current and former residents around Mossville, a once-thriving African American enclave wiped out by toxin-producing factories.
San Jacinto River waste pit cleanup
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Cleanup of San Jacinto River waste pits now estimated to take 7 years

Local groups worry this increases the odds the Superfund site could flood again during a hurricane.
In Bali, young people lead the fight as a plastic plague threatens paradise
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In Bali, young people lead the fight as a plastic plague threatens paradise

Bali has long grappled with plastic pollution both on land and in its seas. With the problem growing more acute, local organizations and youths are spearheading the fight against plastic waste. Words by Johan Augustin; Images by Jonas Gratzer.

Should countries and cities generate energy by burning trash?
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Should countries and cities generate energy by burning trash?

As the world's garbage piles up, controversy over waste-to-energy incineration continues.

Indonesia, facing a waste crisis, plans to burn it for electricity
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Indonesia, facing a waste crisis, plans to burn it for electricity

The Indonesian government has targeted four cities in Java island to build incineration facilities this year to tackle the country's plastic waste crisis.

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