Many developing cities are overwhelmed with solid waste, collecting only 50% of the wastes generated each day. There are approximately 68 million waste scavengers worldwide. These informal workers can close the gap, helping cities develop sustainable solutions that meet environmental, social and economic goals.
There are many things that can be made from waste. Reuse postpones dealing with the waste, though it doesn't take it out of the waste stream forever. In India they make shop bags out of used newspaper. They are great! Find out how to make your own.
Posted by Katrina Mitchell on March 2, 2009 11:50 AM|Permalink