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In the Absence of Garbage Collection, Residents Implement Grassroots Recycling and Composting

Region: Mexico

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentInfrastructureInnovation

When a breakdown in negotiations left the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas without garbage collection for two weeks in 2019, trash piled up around town and the streets reeked. As the world grapples with waste collection, residents of this city devised a local solution – with sustainable effects to outlast the strike.

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With History of Distrust, Xochimilco Residents Suspect Mexico City of Siphoning Their Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: InfrastructureWater

Xochimilco residents say it was suspicious when Mexico City authorities rolled out and then canceled a controversial plan for water construction. After last year’s earthquake disrupted some water services in the Xochimilco area, residents are repeating their claim that the city is diverting their well water to more central parts of the capital.

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