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.
This webinar will begin to connect the dots on what is happening to the waste we produce. It will explore the urgent questions surrounding waste management in Europe and what is being done to address the issue.
This webinar will take a closer look and examine some key questions:
- What happens to the waste we produce?
- What are the impacts of this exported waste?
- What does it say about our waste management capacity in Europe? (e.g not enough recycling capacity in Europe)
- What is the relevant EU/international legislation on this?