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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 11:54:00 Europe/London

The final stop in our Recycling Around the World Series, Zimbabwe.  Zimbabwe has always had a problem with litter, rubbish is just left by the side of the road and frequently thrown from cars, mainly because they have a lack of an effective waste management and a lack of understanding on the residents part.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Sam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Yemen

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:12:14 Europe/London

Yemen is a fairly new state, created in the 1990's it has always had trouble with conflict and instability.  Yemen has a unique challenge is waste management with only a few contractors that can recycle waste and the inherent problems with the transportation of waste over long distances with the desert environment.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Western Samoa

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:56:00 Europe/London

The Samoa Islands are fealing with a growing problem of junk cars and plastic bottles, they do have recycling companies in operation but they do not have the machinery to deal with large volumes especially when it comes to industrial waste.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Venezuela

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:42:10 Europe/London

Waste used to be a huge problem in the country, the main method of choice for disposal for many people were open garbage pits, poor people used to go to the pits and try to salvage materials to sell.  Within a year of a waste plant opening 60 new jobs were created and 600,000 people now live in safer conditions and in more sanitary conditions.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Ukraine

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:30:51 Europe/London

Coming to the business end of this series, stopping off in Ukraine, their waste management series broke down just after the Soviet Union collapsed, this rose the amount of waste generated up to 40% across the country.  There were plans in place by 2018 for plants to process 1.2 million tonnes of waste per year, these were cancelled or put on hold indefinitely.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Sam

Recycling Around the World A-Z : Turkey

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 08:38:09 Europe/London

Turkey started recycling quite late compared to other European countries, by 2012 they had over 500 waste management facilities aimed at recycling, but only 38% is recycled with 39% ending up in landfill.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Switzerland

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:02:00 Europe/London

There is no surprise that Switzerland take recycling very seriously, often being at the top of the recycling charts.  Largely driven by financial incentive, recycling is free but to throw out normal household rubbish there is a cost, over the month and year this can add up.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Romania

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London

Around 63% of the population of Romania have access to a waste collection service with almost 6 million tonnes of waste collected and treated every year, despite this recycling rates are very low with some parts of the country no waste is recycled at all, to help with this a national target has been set to bring the recycling levels up to 50% by 2020.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Qatar

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world mainly due to the natural oil resources, with an ever increasing population the 3 landfills in Qatar will be filling up rapidly.  One reason for this is the country's recycing rate is at a low 8%, to combat this, a recycling centre has been created, but reluctance and funding could cause issues.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Poland

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:37:42 Europe/London

The rates of recycling in Poland have risen from 5% in 2004 to around 21%, even though this is still below the EU average of 40%.  The waste management has changed since the 1990's, local authorities had no obligation to run any programme, instead this lay with the householders, residents had to arrange a contract with a company of their choice and when money was tight people went for the cheaper option.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle Williams

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