Around the world, 15 million people – including children – have little choice but to earn a living from the waste polluting their surroundings. They often work in dangerous conditions, risking their health, sometimes their lives; and are usually relegated to the bottom of the social pecking order, struggling to improve their working conditions.
Last year, China announced a ban on imports of ‘foreign garbage’. The result? Western stockpiles of used paper and plastic have reached crisis proportions. Adam Liebman on why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.
Connor Woodman reveals the ties that bind transnational mining companies to the Indonesian occupation.
As rich countries declare ‘ambition’ while racing to weaken the text, some climate justice campaigners are turning their backs on the COP21 negotiations and looking elsewhere for hope, reports Morgan Curtis.
An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey reports.
Yet another draft Paris agreement was released Wednesday, and was immediately renounced by civil society, Adam Greenberg reports.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Pigs that cross...||Trade in Turmoil||January, 2019|
|Dirty work||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|It’s all down to you||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|No more of your junk||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Waste - The Facts||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Modern life is rubbish||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Greener, richer||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|Dark clouds||A better media is possible||June, 2018|
|Pollution struggle||Public ownership rises again||May, 2018|
|A broken system||Humans vs robots||November, 2017|
|Villainous viscose||Bad Education||September, 2017|
|Sacrifice Zone: BP, Freeport and the West Papuan independence struggle||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’||Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears||November, 2016|
|Big Bad World - Oil/Peace||World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories||October, 2016|
|Government garbage U-turn in Lebanon||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|Universalizing environmental and human rights||Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West||March, 2016|
|21st century COP out||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|In final hours thoughts turn to look at what 'winning' looks like in Paris||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|Will Paris promises lead to catastrophic warming?||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|COP21 and the carbon market menace||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|China's climate transition||Paris climate summit||November, 2015|
|Citizen scientists unite||Feminism fights back||July, 2014|