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  • Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

    Zero waste strategies help societies to produce and consume goods while respecting ecological limits and the rights of communities. The strategies ensure that all discarded materials are safely and sustainably returned to nature or to manufacturing in place of raw materials. In a zero waste approach, waste management is not left only to politicians and technical experts; rather, everyone impacted—from residents of wealthy neighborhoods to the public, private, and informal sector workers who handle waste—has a voice. More

  • Protecting Glaciers from Mining in Argentina

    In September 2010, Argentina passed a law banning mining on glaciers and the area around them on the 3100 mile border with Chile. Mining companies sued to overturn the law, but Argentina’s supreme court said the law remains in place. More

  • Deep Ocean Fish Farms Prevent Disease, But What About Pollution?

    Just like North America, Chile’s salmon fishing industry has suffered in recent years. Fish farms try to meet global demand; however, they are often prone to bacterial and viral disease. Backed by Norwegian financing, Chile plans to build its first deep water salmon fish farm in an effort to protect stock. More

  • Chile May Protect Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems From Fishing

    A bill has been introduced into the Chilean National Congress that would protect vulnerable marine ecosystems. According to the United Nations, a vulnerable marine ecosystem is defined as: An ecosystem that is particularly susceptible to disruption, to damage or even to destruction due to their physical characteristics, the activities and interactions of the organisms therein […] More