Yes, Richer Countries Produce More Waste. But Do They Have To?

Yes, Richer Countries Produce More Waste. But Do They Have To?

Yes, Richer Countries Produce More Waste. But Do They Have To?

When it’s garbage day in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, you won’t see abandoned trash bags on the streets waiting for pickup, as you might in Manhattan. Instead, you’ll find Taiwanese citizens lining up to heave their own bags into the garbage truck each and every night. By turning rubbish collection into a daily civic duty, this island of 23.5 million has been remarkably successful at achieving something that eludes most developing nations: The richer Taiwan gets, the less trash it produces.

See why on: http://magazine.good.is/

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