Still hurting from the wounds of a 16-year civil war, Lebanon has spent the best part of this century struggling to modernise its infrastructure. Power cuts and water shortages are commonplace, and the ongoing lack of political consensus has meant that the state has failed to implement an effective national waste management strategy, often relying instead on emergency and temporary measures.
As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. Now Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores are fighting to play their part as services are commercialised.
Former European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Baroness Parminter have been confirmed as the keynote speakers at June’s Resourcing the Future conference.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including an appointment at Feedback, modernised recycling in Hackney, recycling for Sheffield Wednesday and a big night of catching Brighton fly-tippers.
Lord’s has become the first cricket ground to be run on 100 per cent renewable energy and incorporate resource-efficient features into a new stand as statistics reveal the impact of climate change on the sport.