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17 Sep
The numbers of children in Accra picking through rubbish for scrap metal and plastic to sell to recycling dealers has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
26 May
The host city of Paris is hoping to organise a swimming competition for the 2024 Olympic Games. But first, a massive clean-up operation has to get underway. Some 360 tonnes of waste are dredged up out of the murky waters every year. Everything from bikes to scooters and old safes can pollute the waters, and these items must all be pulled out and recycled. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Pauvarel.
23 Jan 2019
The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries.
22 Jun 2018
Mountains of trash are piling up in French villages, sullying the image of the countryside. In one town less than 40 kilometres outside Paris, rubbish covering the equivalent of seven football pitches continues to accumulate, leaving the town's inhabitants desperate for a solution.

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