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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city that will host the Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development, in June, recycles only three percent of its waste (252 tonnes generated daily from 8,403) according to recent reports. The government's Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana (COMLURB) only separates 22.68 tons, or 0.27 percent, and the other 2.73 percent of the recycling is happening by individuals or groups working to collect materials from the trash.

While many cities in the world struggle to develop effective recycling programs, Rio has a lot of . . .

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