‘The way to survive’: North Korea turns to recycling amid shortages

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    North Korea appears to have embarked on a massive recycling drive, with citizens offered the chance to swap used items for consumer goods such as notebooks or shoes and state media broadcasting propaganda films showing how people can find “precious treasure” amongst their rubbish. But, say experts, the move has less to do with protecting the environment than with overcoming a severe shortage of goods triggered by sanctions and Covid-19.

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