The Nile is Egypt's primary source of water – and becoming a garbage dump. A large proportion of waste in the country is not disposed of professionally and often ends up in rivers. A group of volunteers are working to clean up the Nile.
Tons of garbage exported from Canada to the Philippines years ago is being sent back to its source. This comes as several Asian countries rebel against being used as dumpsites by Western nations.
After 12 days of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations, countries have agreed to treat plastic as hazardous waste. Germany is considering a ban that would go even further.
Philippine President Duterte has given Canada two options for garbage sent to the Philippines years ago: Take it back or watch it wash up on Canadian shores. The countries have been talking trash for over five years.
Less plastic-wrapped produce, more recycling, doing away with plastic straws and cutlery: Germany's Environment Ministry has issued a plan to make the country less of a "throwaway society."
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