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Is a world without trash possible?
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Six years ago, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. Where are they now?
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Why we dedicated our cover story to ‘the end of trash’

Eliminating trash may sound far-fetched, but continuing to trash the planet is untenable. So innovators worldwide are pioneering solutions.

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