Health crisis: up to a billion tonnes of waste potentially burned in the open every year

Two billion people worldwide lack a dedicated system of waste collection and management.

Ed Cook, Research Fellow in Circular Economy Systems, University of Leeds • conversation
Jan. 7, 2021 ~6 min

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Rubbish is piling up and recycling has stalled – waste systems must adapt

Lockdown has exposed real problems with the circular economy which urgently need to be addressed.

Ian Williams, Professor of Applied Environmental Science, University of Southampton • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~9 min

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Philippines sends tonnes of rubbish back to Canada

The Philippines says the rubbish was falsely labelled as plastic recycling when it was sent in 2014.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 31, 2019 ~3 min

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