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Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles

Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
It was hoped bike-hire schemes would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users just want to ride and dump
Matthew Franklin's insight:

The sharing economy offers a great opportunity for zero waste, but projects need to be properly implemented or there is a risk of it going like this...

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Time-Lapse: 72 Hours of Air Pollution in Shijiazhuang

Time-Lapse: 72 Hours of Air Pollution in Shijiazhuang | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Smog in northern China hits maximum AQI reading at some monitoring stations.
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Environmental watchdog is all bark and no bite when it comes to e-waste from the US

Environmental watchdog is all bark and no bite when it comes to e-waste from the US | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Americans are shipping their electronic waste to Hong Kong, seemingly with impunity, and we are paying the price
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Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds
Matthew Franklin's insight:

A troubling development across Asia, we need to find a new model for consumption before this problem spirals out of control.

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Island of trash: giant rubbish tip at Wailingding Island is a Hong Kong environmental ‘disaster waiting to happen’

Island of trash: giant rubbish tip at Wailingding Island is a Hong Kong environmental ‘disaster waiting to happen’ | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Some blame the rubbish pile , only a short distance from Hong Kong, for the city’s polluted beaches
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