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Re: [greenyes] Maybe a good Idea
Many Brazilian municipalities now offer bags or food or mass transit tokens or fare cards in return for a bag of collected recyclables. Supposedly it has done wonders for cleaning up beaches, streets. Get the poor involved in cleaning things up, while trading them something quite useful to them for the collected recyclables.

While this may help solve the litter problem, it does not necessarily do much regarding waste if the collected material simply goes into overflowing trash bins or to the town dump.

keith mcdonald wrote:

I heard of a third world country the mayor or president pays in food coupons the homeless to pick up the trash on the streets and the take it to a recycling center it has cleaned up the city and helps the poor has anyone seen this article we here in the US could learn a lot from them. Keith McDonald

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