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Less Trash, More Schools — One Plastic Brick at a Time

ImageStudents play outside new school classrooms made out of plastic bricks in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.CreditYagazie Emezi…

Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the West’s Trash

TELOK GONG, Malaysia — Black sedans with government plates raced through a town near Malaysia’s main…

France to End Disposal of $900 Million in Unsold Goods Each Year

LONDON — France plans to outlaw the destruction of unsold consumer products, a practice that currently…

Food Delivery Apps Are Drowning China in Plastic

BEIJING — In all likelihood, the enduring physical legacy of China’s internet boom will not be…

Philippines Recalls Its Ambassador to Canada in a Spat Over Trash

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has recalled his country’s ambassador to Canada after…

Seaweed Pods, Anyone? Marathons Get Creative to Stop Littering the Streets

Months of training. Miles upon miles of pounding the pavement. A careful calibration of diet, sleep…

After Duterte’s Threats Over Tons of Old Trash, Canada Says It’s Working on It

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines lashed out at Canada this week, provoked by a dispute…

UPDATE: Tackling the Plastic Problem, One City (or Country) at a Time

Plastic is practically an invasive species. It’s clogging the oceans, littering cities and tainting wilderness areas…

Plastic Bags, or Paper? Here’s What to Consider When You Hit the Grocery Store

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Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change

COPENHAGEN — Can a city cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast.…