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March 30, 2022

The world is facing a growing waste problem, with 2bn tonnes produced last year alone. Is it possible to clean up this mess by turning trash into cash?

00:00 - The world has a huge waste problem
00:45 - Upcycling to reduce waste
02:46 - Building offices from recycled products
03:46 - The problem with traditional recycling
04:59 - Waste reduction relies on a circular economy
05:38 - Taiwan’s waste management success
08:20 - The problem with incineration
09:55 - Is the future zero waste?
10:43 - Consumption attitudes are changing

Read the special report on waste here econ.st/3JrlD6y

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