On a muddy beach near central Chittagong, Bangladesh’s second largest city, workers dressed in shirts and sandals use blowtorches to break apart the skyscraper-sized ships that tower over them. South Asia’s beaches form the epicentre of the shipbreaking industry, where shipyard owners compete to recycle the world’s ships on the cheap – at a high cost to workers and the environment.
Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018
By now we all know about the impact on plastic in the oceans, but do we comprehend where it’s actually coming from, as a study reveals that 90 per cent per cent of all plastic entering the marine environment comes from just ten major rivers?
An application for an environmental permit by nuclear energy company Horizon for its £10-billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey is to be put before the public by Natural Resources Wales.
BBC favourite Reggie Yates sheds light on the issue of illegal electronic waste dumping by spending a week at a toxic waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, as part of his documentary series, ‘The Insider.’
The UK’s first battery recycling facility is set to open this autumn after Ecosurety and Belmont Trading today announced a partnership that aims to make the UK self-sufficient in battery recycling as it prepares to leave the EU.