Cash from trash: could it clean up the world? | The Economist – The Economist

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

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