United States

This American state is using a new pay-as-you-throw programme to have a big impact on waste

All of the non-recyclable or non-compostable plastic waste generated over five years by Lauren Singer, is displayed in Brooklyn, New York, U.S, May 30, 2018. Singer is the founder and owner of Package Free Shop, a business that sells products with a mission to create a positive environmental impact with little to zero plastic waste, and is also the founder and creator of the environmental educational blog Trash is for Tossers. Over 5 years ago, Singer, wanting to align her lifestyle with her values of environmental sustainability, embarked on a path to reduce her personal waste and as a result, all of the non-recyclable or non-compostable waste she generated over that period fitted into a 16 ounce mason jar. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RC1C2F8F57B0

Do pay-as-you-throw trash programs really work? Image: REUTERS/Mike Segar

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