Sustainable Charcoal
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Haiti has lost so many trees to charcoal making that the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republican can be clearly seen from space. In response, Haiti has come up with another method of charcoal making that’s not only saving trees, it’s cleaning up neighborhoods.

Garbage is collected each day from one of the largest slums in Port-au-Prince and taken to a new waste management factory. Recyclables are sorted out and sold to Canadian companies. Paper is then processed with sawdust into a compressed fuel briquette. It's cheaper than charcoal and environmentally friendly.

Amelia Shaw reports.
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