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In the midst of a historic drought, Los Angeles is increasing efforts to go after people who waste water. Five water conservation "cops" drive around the city every day educating homeowners about the drought. Duration: 02:17 Video provided by AFP


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From Waste to Wealth

From Waste to Wealth

Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 1, 2012) — Banquets in China may look glamorous, but they generate hundreds of thousands of tons of food waste every year. Taking on the losses, Chinese recycling companies have now come up with new ways of using food waste, while protecting the environment.
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India: E-Waste Recycling by Hand Common Among Delhi's Waste Pickers

India: E-Waste Recycling by Hand Common Among Delhi's Waste Pickers

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 22, 2013) — From household waste to old electronic parts - India's refuse problem has reached alarming proportions. The rag pickers of Delhi sift through rubbish dumps with their bare hands in the search for electronic waste that they can resell. The process is harmful both to the individuals involved and the environment. A German-Indian project aims to relieve the situation.
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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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From Feces to Fuel Scientist Sees Potential in Poop-Power

From Feces to Fuel Scientist Sees Potential in Poop-Power

Reuters (May 25, 2012) — Researchers are trying to convert human fecal waste into butanol to power cars of the future. Butanol is a high-energy fuel similar to gasoline. Using genetically engineered fungus, a scientist at Washington University in St. Louis believes it could one day be produced from one of the world' s most plentiful waste products.
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