Recycling Around the World… Senegal

posted 08.09.2009

The last part of the recipro recycling around the world series. Today Hamadou Tidiane Sy focuses on Senegal. Recycling is not done on an industrial scale, but it is part of daily life for many resourceful Senegalese. Everything is recycled, from plastic bags to school exercise books, food cans, bottles of mineral water and even fruit peel. The peel is said to be collected for use in cheap perfum...

Category: general, in the news, industry, recycling

Recycling Around the World… Italy

posted 03.09.2009

Todays recipro post revisits the Recycling around the world series BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen discusses Italy. Waste disposal regulations in Italy vary from district to district. In Rome, the rules were toughened earlier this month. People who do not separate their rubbish can be fined up to 619 euros if they have a recycling bin within 500 metres of their front door. Romans often claim that it i...

Category: environment, general, in the news, legislation, recycling

Recycling Around the World… Greece

posted 02.09.2009

We know that Athens is up in flames lets hope that the waste recycling systems they've in place haven't contributed.  More from the office at recipro on Recycling around the world, todays country is Greece. In the cramped offices of the Ecological Recycling Society in central Athens, Philip Kirkitsos hits us with some alarming statistics. Every year, he says, one billion plastic drinking water ...

Category: environment, general, in the news, recycling

Recycling Around the World… Germany

posted 01.09.2009

Todays post from recipro continues the recycling around the world series.  Todays focus is GERMANY: BBC reporter Tristana Moore gives us the details. The Germans like to think of themselves as the world champions of the environment. There is no denying the fact that Germans take green issues seriously. When it comes to separating your household rubbish, this can be a complicated business. As a ...

Category: environment, general, in the news, industry, recycling

Recycling Around the World… Denmark

posted 27.08.2009

Continuing the recipro recycling around the world series... we look at DENMARK Waste is not just waste. That is the underlying philosophy of one of Europe's "greenest" countries. For decades, the Danish environment policy has been to regard waste as a resource. Tough standards have been set by consecutive governments, but it is up to the local authorities to collect whatever waste households ma...

Category: environment, general, recycling

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