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New York Opens One of the World's Biggest Recycling Facilities

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January 23, 2014
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How does one of the world's biggest cities get rid of its trash? Using one of the world's biggest recycling facilities of course. AFPTV takes a look at how New York handles its garbage.


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New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts

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AP (July 21, 2014) — New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort for cigarette butts. The city is rolling out dozens of containers for smokers to use when they discard their butts. (July 21) Video provided by AP
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Taiwan Turns Plastic Junk Into Wearable Goods

Taiwan Turns Plastic Junk Into Wearable Goods

AFP (Mar. 1, 2013) — Some 40 people stand ankle-deep in used plastic bottles in the yard of a recycling station in Taipei, stamping them flat in the first step of a process that will transform the junk into usable goods.
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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) — Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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