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Rethinking the Work Week

Rethinking the Work Week

Rethinking employment will help people make ends meet, improve well-being and ensure a sustainable future

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Not Glamorous, but Green

Not Glamorous, but Green

Recycling jobs are far from glamorous (and in fact are often dirty and undesirable). But they are as important to a greener economy as green architects, wind power engineers, or solar technicians. As community recyclers in the developing world suffer from the falling price of scrap materials, providing both short-term support and offering ways to bring the recyclers into the formal economy are essential.

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Ship Recycling: the Un-green Job?

Ship Recycling: the Un-green Job?

Recycling helps to reduce waste and conserves precious resources. But recycling jobs are often dirty, low-paid, and undesirable—a far cry from the ideal of “green jobs.” Perhaps the most notorious example is ship dismantling. In poor countries like India and Bangladesh, it is often marked by environmental hazards, accidents, and poor working conditions. A new international convention brings some improvement, but the industry has a long way to go become green.

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