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Explore Environment

Climate breakdown is in the spotlight. Danny Chivers offers five ways to seize the moment.

Can this much lauded proposal help advance internationalist aims? Mark Engler argues that it could.

Yasmin Younis explains why she protested against a British Museum exhibition of her own people’s history....

In talks about trade, something vital is omitted: the environment.

French law forbids food waste by supermarkets ... France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing ... In December a bill on the issue passed through the national assembly, having been

By supermarkets, that is. Timothy Baster and Isabelle Merminod on the progress of a much-...

Dirty Work showcases the everyday lives of those making a living in the waste trade.


the packaging industry is not taking responsibility waste is not just an issue for the individual

Dinyar Godrej explains why the packaging industry loves shunting the blame on individual consumers

The Chinese waste ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. ... Beijing has last year banned the imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper.

Adam Liebman explains why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.

Nick Dowson highlights the issues up for debate, obstacles to negotiations and where all this leaves the...

Dinyar Godrej argues that consumption patterns in a wasteful society add up to much more than the sum of individual actions....

Lebanon’s trash  #StopTheBurning campaign last week after it was revealed that staff at the landfills had been instructed to burn the vast amounts of garbage leftover by the 2015 crisis.

The mismanagement of Lebanon’s trash has brought citizens onto the streets – and the latest plans are also stoking outrage....

Cairo’s garbage problems are often solved by the Zabaleen community

Attempts to solve Cairo’s garbage problems come up against a community whose livelihoods depend on refuse. Hisham...

New internationalist 516 cover: waste

A dump in Cambodia and a child waste-picker to show that our waste never really disappear.

Co-editor Dinyar Godrej pens an opening letter for the latest magazine: 'The dirt on waste'

Glyphosate and Roundup: a Monsanto protestor. Photo: Donna Cleveland, CC-BY-2.0

After decades muddying the science, Monsanto may at last account for its weedkiller’s effects, writes Claire...

The Carbon Bubble

Yohann Koshy looks at the impending catastrophe linking the stock market to climate change.


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