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Clever solutions to clear plastic waste in Bolivia

Wider change is necessary to tackle waste

We also look at the bigger picture. CAFOD and IIADI are supporting the communities and environmental groups to campaign together and demand that the state institutions support large-scale changes, such as:

  • improvements in wastewater treatment plants

  • policies for river decontamination

  • monitoring industries along the river to keep their water clean.

Carlos explains that we’re now seeing private companies supporting these community water projects, which means less waste and more positive changes.

This year’s Earth Day is focusing on reducing production of plastic around the world (60 per cent reduction by 2040). At CAFOD, we’re celebrating the work of the Bolivian communities that are leading the battle against plastic to protect our common home.

Monday April 22, 2024 is Earth Day