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Humour for social change, Scotland phasing out diesel cars and introducing cash for containers, and palm oil company pressured to restore 1000 acres of peat forest

Humour is proving to be an effective way to disarm protesters who espouse bigotry and racial supremacy; Scotland has committed to phasing out diesel

and petrol cars by 2032 and has introduced a national deposit return scheme for drinks containers; and for the first time, a palm oil company in Malaysia has been pressured by customers and civil society to restore 1,000 hectares of the peat forest in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How humour has long been an effective way to disarm protesters who espouse bigotry and racial supremacy as well as a powerful tool for social change. Read more here

• VIDEO: How the problem of iodine deficiency in India has been tackled by adding iodine to the bindis women wear. Plus info about the BBC's 100 Women project which is gathering stories about solutions to women's issues around the world. View video here 

• How Washington DC has been named the first LEED 'Platinum City' in the world. Read more here

• How Scotland has committed to phasing out diesel and petrol cars by 2032 and has introduced a national deposit return scheme for drinks containers. Read more here

• How pollution levels in Bolivia plummeted on their nationwide car-free day. Read more here

• How for the first time, a palm oil company in Malaysia has been pressured by customers and civil society to restore 1,000 hectares of the peat forest in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Read more here

• VIDEO: How stray dogs in Thailand have been equipped with cameras to keep the streets safe. View here

 

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