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Growing anger at waste crisis gripping Tunisia's second city
Rubbish has been piling up in the streets of Sfax, as landfill sites reach capacity and local residents are forced to burn their own refuse.
Germany will force companies to pay for cleaning up single use plastic
Germany's Environment Minister says businesses depending on single-use plastic should contribute to collection and cleanup costs.
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To help combat plastic waste, these scientists are taking a worms’ eye view.
This ‘smart bin’ sorts recycling so you don’t have to
The “smart bin” harnesses advanced technology including robotics, AI and sensors to properly identify and sort recycling waste.
Yemen faces hazardous environmental threat from medical waste crisis
More than seven years of conflict in Yemen have devastated the economy, displaced millions, and wreaked havoc on the environment.
'Ooooh, right there': Sexy bins talk dirty in bid to stop littering
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Fines and free 'doggy bags': Spain steps up fight against food waste
Spain wastes 1.36 million tonnes of food and drink each year, its government says.
These are all the items you shouldn’t put in your recycling bin
Even the most enthusiastic recyclers are confused about common household items. Are you a secret 'wishcycler'?
These community projects are feeding people not landfill
As we mark Stop Food Waste Day, these locals are on a mission to feed people excess food to stop it being binned.
What are microplastics and why is everyone so worried about them?
Microplastics have been found in human lungs for the first time. Their nano size allows for ease of access into water filtration systems, which means they often end up in the ocean, or our body.
Body parts illegally shipped to Sri Lanka are returned to the UK
Illegal waste dumping reaches new lows as UK has body parts returned from Sri Lanka.
Three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned
If the UN cannot agree on a deal to put the brakes on plastic pollution, there will be widespread ecological damage over coming decades.
Don't throw away old batteries, feed them to your plants instead
Recycled batteries can be turned into fertiliser that is being used to grow food.
Could AI-powered robots replace recycling workers in the future?
The average European creates about five tonnes of waste every year, of which only 36 per cent is recycled. But these robots’ makers say that this number could be boosted if the hazardous job of waste sorting is handed over to machines.
Expert reveals how can you avoid food waste this Christmas
It's all about changing your mindset when it comes to throwing away food after dinner.
No more food will be sent to landfill in California, under new law
California is banning food waste from landfills, it'll be turned into compost or energy instead.
EU proposes tougher regulations on exporting trash
The EU is ready to increase restrictions for waste shipments to stop polluting third countries.
Street-cleaning donkeys in Turkey listen to Beethoven while they work
Welcome to Mardin, the ancient Turkish city where donkeys clean the streets.
Cocaine is being hidden in plastic waste, claims new investigation
A new report reveals how illicit flows and organised crime groups are worsening the world's 'heartbreaking' plastic waste problem.