UN Kicks off ‘Trash-for-Cash’ Program

    Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific can now exchange trash for cash under a new program launched by the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Waste Concern, a Bangladesh-based nonprofit. The program seeks to revamp existing development strategies in the region and focus on decentralization, carbon reduction and anti-poverty initiatives.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.