Health

Mexico City Begins 'Trash for Food' Program

| by Michael Allen

Los Angeles recently had its food for guns program, now Mexico City has launched a similar program to get rid of 12,000 metric tons of garbage daily.

The Mexico City city government recently launched a program that allows citizens to exchange recyclable trash for healthy food, reports Al Jazeera English (video below).

People receive points for recyclable materials, which can be redeemed at an on-site market.

Secretary of the Environment of Mexico City, Paola de Maria Y Campos, said: "We are trying to change to habits of people, and in the long run this will decrease the amount of trash we produce."