Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Guardian: "Community groups tackle Naples' rubbish problem"

Link to The Guardian

"Since the mid-90s, the southern Italian city of Naples and surrounding provinces have struggled with the proper disposal of trash. Tensions peaked during the hot summer of 2008, months after municipal workers refused to pick up any more garbage, in part because of overflowing landfills.

"But now Neapolitans are taking their city's trash problem into their own hands. Their activism could become a template for communities around the world where municipal budgets wither, infrastructure suffers, and residents tire of government inaction or ineptitude."

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