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.
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|Reasons to be cheerful||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|View from India||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Pick of the heap||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Fighting the big burn||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|When it is illegal to waste food||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|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|
|Toys from trash||Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent||December, 2017|
|Raise your glass to a sustainable pint||Adapt or die||April, 2012|