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46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

Published: 
Tue, 03/14/2017 (All day)

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

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Turning Trash Into Gas May Finally Be a Thing

Published: 
Sat, 07/23/2016 (All day)

At WasteExpo 2016, the annual conference of the National Waste & Recycling Association, some 600 exhibits fill three cavernous floors of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Gleaming garbage trucks are on display, along with scrap metal shredders, conveyor belt systems, and pumps for spritzing deodorizer onto fetid landfills. Video screens show trash being sorted or baled, compacted or pulverized, by machines that resemble oversize Tonka toys.

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After the ‘Crying Indian,’ Keep America Beautiful Starts a New Campaign

Published: 
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Waste

More than 40 years after teaming up to create the iconic “crying Indian” advertising campaign, Keep America Beautiful and the Advertising Council have joined forces to promote the benefits of recycling.

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Coastal Cleanup 2012: Top 10 Items Found During Trash Collection Program

Published: 
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:32pm
Category: 
Water

The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup.