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Japan's recycling culture, all-electric bus fleet in Shenzhen and hospitals growing their own produce

In Japan it's illegal to throw away household appliances; Shenzhen is set to have the world's first all-electric public bus fleet; and Boston Medical Center is one of the burgeoning number of hospitals growing their

own produce.

 These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How the US will continue to be part of the Paris climate agreement until November 5, 2020, the first date President Trump can formally withdraw. This just happens to coincide with the day after the next presidential election. The rest of the world, Schmidt argues, needs to forget about Trump’s insistence on renegotiation and instead “do everything possible to show that President Trump’s decision on the agreement has no impact.” Read more here

• How three decades of longitudinal research backs up the benefits of a universal basic income for the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Read more here

• How Cape Verde goal is 100% renewable energy by 2025. Read more here

• How Eric Roy created a powerful new water filter for homes after the lead crisis in Flint to help Americans access safe drinking water. Read more here

• VIDEO: How it's illegal to throw away household appliances in Japan. View here

• How Boston Medical Center is one of the burgeoning number of hospitals growing their own produce. Read more here

• How Australia’s largest private health insurer, Medibank, will shed tens of millions of dollars in fossil-fuel investments because of the effects of climate change on human health. Read more here

• How new science shows nature's potential to fight climate change. Read more here

• How Shenzhen is set to have the world's first all-electric public bus fleet. Read more here

• How the city of Hoboken made history on election day this year, by electing New Jersey's first Sikh mayor ever. Read more here

Image via Nick McGuigan

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