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World In Progress: Managing food waste with maggots in Indonesia

Food and green waste make up more than 50 percent of all garbage in low and middle income countries. It is a huge problem — clogging up landfills, contaminating recyclable plastics, and releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposes. But, as innovative new projects in Indonesia demonstrate, garbage can also provide opportunities for local people.

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This report was funded by the European Journalism Centre via its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme.