Plastics and the Environment

From shunning plastic to composting cigarettes: How Greek islands are racing to recycle

Recycling cuts carbon and methane emissions and creates more jobs than landfill disposal or incineration. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Sebastien Malo

Sebastien Malo

Freelance contributor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Trash is separated into three recycling bins - one for organic matter; the other for paper, plastic, aluminium and glass; and the third for everything else. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Sebastien Malo
Workers sort through municipal waste at a Polygreen recycling factory located on the island of Tilos, Greece. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Sebastien Malo
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