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Europa: Environment and Waste

Over the past several decades, the European Union has grown increasingly concerned about their ever-growing amounts of trash and other assorted rubbish. Ever year, the European Union throws away approximately 1.3 billion metric tons of waste, along with approximately 700 million metric tons of agricultural waste. With that in mind, they established a unified approach to waste management and...
Plastic Free July

While many environmental initiatives aim to increase recycling rates, Plastic Free July focuses more on the "reduce" part of the three Rs. Plastic Free July began in 2011 as a local effort in Perth, Australia, and since then it has grown into a global movement with millions of participants worldwide. As its name suggests, participants aim to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from their...