Materials

Solving the UK's plastic problem

The UK has a problem when it comes to plastic, thanks to China’s tougher stance on importing it, the high cost of processing it and growing concern around issues such as marine litter.

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Life on the Kani Qirzhala landfill site in Iraq

Desperation has ensured there is a recycled plastics industry in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Dealing with growing volumes of hazardous waste

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