Some 500 organizations, ranging from local community groups and schools to nationwide campaigns and government departments from 119 countries, will participate in the annual Clean Up the World Weekend on 15-17 September 2006.
Finnish engineers have poured pig manure into a contaminated pond next to an old mine, saying the bacteria in the slurry will clean up metals in the water.
Industrial pollution and waste management remains one of the greatest obstacles to protecting the global environment and achieving sustainable development.
Waste management, particularly the need to facilitate waste reduction and recycling strategies, has led to a number of initiatives to minimize waste accumulation. Yet, many countries continue to struggle to find effective recycling systems.