Poor countries fight back against toxic pollution
Some developing nations are making real progress in the battle against toxic pollution which kills nearly 9m people every year.
A new report from the Blacksmith Institute For A Pure Earth, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution and Green Cross Switzerland, entitled Top Ten Countries Turning the Corner on Toxic Pollution , details 10 successful cleanup projects that are saving lives, improving community health and restoring the environment.
“Regardless of the obstacles and lack of resources, something can always be done to begin to turn the corner and improve the most polluted environments,” says Richard Fuller, president of Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth. “Each one of these projects provides on-the-ground proof of how truly solvable toxic pollution problems are, and these Top Ten Countries are leading the way.”
The countries highlighted are: Ghana, Senegal, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines,Vietnam, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
You can access the full report here.
Picture credit: Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth