Burning rubbish in the backyard can be as polluting as a municipal waste incinerator. And, as landfill sites become harder to find, the hunt is on to discover alternative ways of dealing with rubbish. Recycling may be the answer — a recent survey showed that it is five times more energy efficient than burning plastic. This week’s Hands On looks at recycling incentives for both companies and consumers: Norwegian vending machines are programmed to refund the committed recycler and Venetians are turning canal clogging weeds and sky choking smog into paper.
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