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Mexico Market Turns Trash Into Food

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July 10, 2013
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The Mercado del Trueque, or barter market, in Mexico City encourages people to bring recyclable materials in exchange for organic products. The initiative, started by the left-wing city government last year, aims to raise awareness about the value and use of items that would otherwise end up in landfills, and is growing in popularity.


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Denver Zoo Embraces Dung Power

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