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Guatemala landfill feeds ‘trash islands’ hundreds of miles away

Guatemala landfill feeds ‘trash islands’ hundreds of miles away in Honduras

An estimated 20,000 metric tons of trash from the Guatemala City landfill flows down the Motagua River into the Caribbean each year, where it washes ashore on Honduran beaches and forces residents to form cleanup efforts.

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WATCH: The search for plastics alternatives

As waste piles up, a number of companies are exploring alternatives to single-use plastics, experimenting with everything from mushroom packaging to advanced fibers to plastics-free grocery stores. But it may take serious legislative efforts to incentive adoption and slow the rise of the industry overall.

When meat plants shutter, what happens to market-ready animals?
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When meat plants shutter, what happens to market-ready animals?

With meat packing plants closed, the end for hundreds of thousands of pigs is likely to arrive in an orgy of waste that turns the stomachs of even the most pragmatic.

What happens to nuclear waste from power plants?
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What happens to nuclear waste from power plants?

African countries looking to invest in nuclear energy as a source of clean electricity should consider Europe's struggles with disposing of radioactive waste.
Scientists around the world are working to turn agricultural waste into food, packaging and more
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Scientists around the world are working to turn agricultural waste into food, packaging and more

As concern about waste grows, researchers and commercial partners around the world are working to turn what's now being left behind or burned into new, useful products.

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Waste not - if you want to help secure the future of the planet
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Waste not - if you want to help secure the future of the planet

Companies are experimenting with new definitions of waste and new ways of disposing of it - or avoiding the creation of it altogether.

Living off the grid and safe from hurricanes in Puerto Rico
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Living off the grid and safe from hurricanes in Puerto Rico

In this jungle community, self-sustaining homes are built from trash and can withstand the deadliest storms.
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