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Preview: 'Landfill Harmonic', music from a Paraguay slum

A preview for an upcoming documentary, "Landfill Harmonic", about Cateura, a slum in Paraguay situated on a landfill, where residents create music from the trash and have started "The Recycled Orchestra."
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Alberta's 'rat free' status in jeopardy after colony discovered

Medicine Hat - Since the 1950's Alberta has boasted that is is "rat free" giving comfort to those who may be rodent phobic and protecting the lucrative grain industry. But now a colony of rats has been found in Medicine Hat, that could challenge the claim.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

California county to vote on medicine disposal bill

A law is being proposed in Alameda County, in California, which would require pharmaceutical companies to take on the responsibility of disposing of unused medicines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Largest open-air dump on the planet closes

Rio De Janeiro - The largest open-air landfill on the planet had been nestled into a marshland fronting Guanabara Bay near Rio De Janeiro. The environment suffered. CO2 levels to drop.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 1 comment

French Village to hand out free waste disposal units — Chickens

A tiny village in North West France has come up with a novel waste disposal scheme combining cost saving, environmental and social benefits.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Ontario schools divert over 25 tonnes of waste from landfill

Toronto - 200,000 elementary school students in Ontario helped divert over 25 tonnes of waste from landfill in a single week by lacking waste-free lunches.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves

Ontario: Queen's Park cool to landfill tax suggestion

Toronto - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario suggested yesterday at a press conference for the release of his Annual Report that a landfill tax would be his preferred choice for increasing waste diversion in Ontario. Others aren't so sure.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves

ON Environmental Commissioner laments lack of environmental funds Special

Toronto - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, released the ECO's 2010/2011 Annual Report, which outlines the state of environmental affairs in the province. "Now is not a good time to disarm your environmental ministries," he warns.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Reeves

Report shows Ontario residents falling behind in recycling

Toronto - A recent report from Metroland Media Group has indicated that Ontario residents are not doing enough to ensure recyclable materials don't end up in landfill. And many of Ontario's landfills are filling up fast.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves

Abu Dhabi sets 90% waste diversion rate from landfill

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi has announced plans for moving towards a 90 per cent waste diversion rate by 2018, with plans of achieving zero waste in the next 25 years. But will their ambition be their key to success, or their ultimate undoing?
In the Media by Andrew Reeves
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