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Don't look away: Shocking photos of waste from Vietnam and around the globe
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Don't look away: Shocking photos of waste from Vietnam and around the globe

Images show a global struggle and serve as a stark reminder of the world we live in.

Readers write: Food waste, website change, close to home
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Readers write: Food waste, website change, close to home

Yahoo News The May 22 One Week article “Pros, cons of new school food rules” reminded me of a research project I did in graduate school in 1980. Over a 10-day period in the elementary school where I

In China, maggots finish plates, and food waste
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In China, maggots finish plates, and food waste

The lavae could help China eat away waste.

Waste-to-power is twice sustainable
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Waste-to-power is twice sustainable

Vietnamnet - Foreign investors have made their ambitions clear for building green energy waste-to-power projects in Vietnam.

Vietnam seeking solutions to industrial waste
Health

Vietnam seeking solutions to industrial waste

Bao moi - Industrial waste dumped at landfills is causing significant environmental problems in the country. As Vietnam's economy grows, industrial waste disposal has become more of a challenge.

Thousands of medical clinics have no proper waste treatment system
Health

Thousands of medical clinics have no proper waste treatment system

Baomoi - Thousands of clinics nationwide have no proper waste treatment system, said the Department of Medical Environment Management under the Ministry of Health.

40% of Vietnam’s medical centres violate waste treatment rules
Health

40% of Vietnam’s medical centres violate waste treatment rules

Baomoi - Up to around 40% of medical centres and hospitals in Vietnam has been found violating waste treatment regulations, according to the Ministry of Health.

She found a way to make plastic waste useful
World

She found a way to make plastic waste useful

Yahoo News In 60 cities in India, 16,876 tons of plastic waste are generated each day, according to data from the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. Such figures were keeping Medha

Is combining lunar, solar new year festivities a way to reduce waste?
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Is combining lunar, solar new year festivities a way to reduce waste?

Vietnamnet - Some scholars, who believe the celebration of both solar and lunar new years is unnecessary as it causes a waste of resources, have suggested merging the two celebrations.

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study
Health

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

Baomoi - Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and

88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste
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88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

Yahoo News BRUSSELS (AP) — The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat

Vietnam suffers 50 major toxic waste scandals in 2016
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Vietnam suffers 50 major toxic waste scandals in 2016

The perpetrators, 60 percent of them foregin firms, pumped untreated waste into lakes, rivers and oceans with impunity.

Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste
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Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste

Yahoo News One of Europe's worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of

Vietnamese tile maker caught dumping waste into river
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Vietnamese tile maker caught dumping waste into river

The company reportedly directed coal sludge into the Thi Vai River in Dong Nai Province.

Ministry gives nod to export hazardous steel waste
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Ministry gives nod to export hazardous steel waste

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has agreed in principle to allow Kim Phuc Ha One Member Liability Limited Company to export 300,000 tonnes of steel furnace dust to China.

New Mexico officials approve re-opening of nuclear waste site
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New Mexico officials approve re-opening of nuclear waste site

New Mexico has given its approval to resume operations at the nation's only permanent nuclear waste disposal site after state inspectors found the facility safe to reopen for the first time since a

Chinese island engulfed in waste after garbage dumped in Yangtze River: media
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Chinese island engulfed in waste after garbage dumped in Yangtze River: media

A massive load of garbage, including needles and broken bottles, has washed ashore on an island close to Shanghai, after two ships allegedly dumped more than 100 tonnes of waste in the Yangtze River,

Large-scale solid waste treatment plant to be built in Can Tho
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Large-scale solid waste treatment plant to be built in Can Tho

NDO—The Can Tho City People’s Committee granted the investment certificate on the Thoi Lai Solid Waste Treatment Plant Project to China Everbright International Limited Company on December 20.

McCain blasts Navy warships in report on Pentagon waste
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McCain blasts Navy warships in report on Pentagon waste

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain is blasting the Navy's expensive new warships that have been plagued by engine problems and have yet to demonstrate key

4 companies chosen to pursue nuclear waste burial test
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4 companies chosen to pursue nuclear waste burial test

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal energy officials have named the four companies that will pursue the possibility of conducting a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground.

Paris rolls out public waste sorting stations to boost recycling
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Paris rolls out public waste sorting stations to boost recycling

Paris plans to build hundreds of public waste recycling stations to boost the low level of recycling in the French capital, city authorities said on Monday. Waste recycling is currently done in

Denmark urged to clean up US military waste in Greenland
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Denmark urged to clean up US military waste in Greenland

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland is calling on Denmark to clean up an abandoned under-ice missile project and other U.S. military installations left to rust in the pristine landscape after the

EPA delays cleanup proposal for radioactive waste in Missouri
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EPA delays cleanup proposal for radioactive waste in Missouri

(Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Tuesday it was delaying indefinitely its proposal for how to clean up or seal off radioactive soil buried in a St. Louis-area landfill adjacent to another

Waste from coal power plants piling up fast in energy-hungry Vietnam
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Waste from coal power plants piling up fast in energy-hungry Vietnam

As thermal plants continue to play a major role, the country struggles to deal with 29 million tons of coal ash a year.

Power plant proposes plan to dump 1.3 million tons of waste into Vietnam’s sea
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Power plant proposes plan to dump 1.3 million tons of waste into Vietnam’s sea

Serious questions have to be raised about how the country is treating its marine environment.