On 1st January 2018, China’s implementation of a ban on waste imports casts a spotlight on the ineffectual and hugely problematic system of waste disposal globally. Western countries have for too long been exploiting a system of dumping waste in developing countries, mostly in Asia. Now that these countries are rightly saying “no more”, we are witnessing an increase in incineration and open burning of waste, as western societies do not have the recycling and disposal capabilities necessary to deal with the levels of waste that their citizens are generating.
Our webinar on waste shipment has begun to connect the dots on what is happening to the waste we produce, exploring the urgent questions surrounding waste management in Europe and what is being done to address the issue.
Here you can download the presentations that Beau Baconguis, Juliet Phillips and Peter Jones gave during the webinar.