La Pintana, Chile. Prioritizing Recovery of Vegetable Waste

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The Chilean community of La Pintana has found that recycling their largest segment of waste—fruits, vegetables, and yard clippings—can save them money, produce valuable compost, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program cost very little to initiate and has grown steadily for seven years, through an ongoing education campaign about source separation for residents who reap benefits in the form of new trees and public parks.