As Covid-19 spread across the world, greenhouse-gas emissions plummeted, thanks to a reduction in human activity. But meanwhile, writes Amy Hall, some of the world’s most polluting companies and industries have been using the pandemic to maintain and even ramp up their environmentally ruinous activities.
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.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Revealed: churches still bankrolling polluters||Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic||September, 2020|
|5 polluters making the pandemic pay||Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic||September, 2020|
|The hidden polluters||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|Unfit for habitation||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|‘I don’t want to live like this’||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|Top of the class||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|Fed up with the fumes||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|How to stop progress||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|Toxic Air - The Facts||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|Action on Air Pollution||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|To protect life||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|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|