Environmentalists haul illegal fishing nets in the ocean, while poor Haitians collect discarded plastic bottles of the streets of their country. All the waste is then turned into fabric and later into high end shoes and backpacks — a new trend in recycling.
China is the biggest importer of U.S. recyclables. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Brent Bell, vice president of recycling operations for Waste Management, about how changes China has made to what recyclables it will import is impacting the company.
European Union Leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday to decide if Britain has made sufficient progress in its attempts to leave the EU. If Britain has mad enough progress, the two sides can start talking about their future relationship.
President Trump may have handed Israel a symbolic victory with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, but every day in East Jerusalem, Palestinians face pressures to assimilate. With hope for a two-state solution dwindling, more families are applying for Israeli passports, and more Palestinian children are attending schools that teach the official Israeli curriculum.