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Hong Kong Confronts Looming Waste Crisis

Visitors to Hong Kong may be impressed by its cleanliness; I certainly was when I paid a visit last year. Yet the neat appearance of the city’s downtown belies a waste management system creaking under enormous pressure, threatening to give … Continue reading

06. May 2013 by NGP
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Russian Landfills a Serious and Costly Problem

An astonishing 95 percent of Russia’s garbage winds up in landfills, according to recent report by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. This figure stands in contrast to the EU-wide average of 38 percent. Despite Russia’s vast size, the IFC … Continue reading

29. June 2012 by NGP
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Brazil Landfill Closure Could Bring Profits

The operators of the huge Gramacho landfill, which closed this past weekend, hope to still profit from the site by implementing a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project there. This will allow the companies involved with the scheme to generate salable … Continue reading

05. June 2012 by NGP
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Symbolic Brazilian Landfill Closes

Rio’s notorious Jardim Gramacho landfill — Latin America’s largest — is set to close after more than three decades of operation. The timing is significant: In just a few weeks time the city will host the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. … Continue reading

01. June 2012 by NGP
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California Auto Recyclers Under Increased Scrutiny

For nearly 25 years, metal recycling companies like Sims Metal Management have been disposing of hazardous automobile waste in the state’s regular landfills. As the populations of the Bay Area’s industrial cities have swelled, so too has the danger posed … Continue reading

10. February 2012 by NGP
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Mexico City Struggles to Modernize Waste Management Systems

After the closure of its primary landfill, North America’s largest metropolitan area races growing mountains of trash as it attempts to implement more sustainable waste disposal measures: Like other mega-cities around the world, Mexico City is struggling to move from … Continue reading

13. January 2012 by NGP
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