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A container ship hired by Canada to pick up tons of trash arrives at a port in Manila, Philippines.

The Philippines is shipping 1,500 tons of trash back to Canada, the latest move in Southeast Asia’s rebellion against Western garbage

The shipment ends a years-long dispute. Canada agreed to take back the waste by May 30 after the Philippines recalled its ambassador to Ottawa.
Landfill pollution

China is refusing to take ‘foreign garbage’ from the US, so these 6 cities are burning or throwing away your recycling

Dozens of US cities, including a few major ones like Chicago and Philadelphia, are treating recyclable goods as trash.
Plastic waste piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Malaysia.

Staggering photos show one small town covered in 19,000 tons of plastic waste

A small town in Malaysia is teeming with waste after China banned plastic imports from nations like the US, UK, and Australia.
A woman works in a plastic bottle recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in October 2018.

The West has been dumping tens of millions of tons of trash in Southeast Asian countries for more than 25 years — now they want to send it back

Rich Western nations have been dumping plastic waste in developing Southeast Asia for decades, because countries there have more lax regulations.
This cocktail is made from trash.

I tried a cocktail made of trash and it tasted just as good as a fresh one

When making cocktails, fresh fruit is often discarded after juicing. But using those remains can actually be used to make a whole new drink.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Trash pickers in San Francisco make a living by going through billionaires’ garbage and selling the designer jeans, vacuum cleaners, and iPads t...

In San Francisco, trash pickers are going through the garbage of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and selling the items they find to make a living.
A trash can on Market Street in San Francisco.

San Francisco streets are so dirty, the city is spending nearly $300,000 on trash bins that send a warning when they’re overflowing

San Francisco is installing sensors on 1,000 trash bins in an effort to curb littering and illegal dumping.
The original litter critter.

An Insta-famous mom is using her platform and adorable ‘litter critters’ to educate her followers about litter

The popular Instagram account @allthatisshe recently launched Project Litter Critter, an initiative to clean up the environment in an adorable way.

Mars Bars and other iconic British foods might disappear if a Brexit deal isn’t reached soon

Mars says the UK could run out of its candy bars in a matter of weeks if no trade deal is reached.