waste and recycling

Revealed: scandal of Roma people forced to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel
| 12th October 2010
In the wake of President Sarkozy's crackdown on the Roma people, an Ecologist investigation uncovers how poverty and discrimination are forcing persecuted communities to scratch a living recycling France's growing mountain of e-waste - potentially threatening health and raising questions over the effectiveness of waste policies

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A gas gauge in a meadow in FreshKills park

Can a landfill site ever return to nature?

Nick Kimbrell
| 6th July 2010
One of the biggest landfill sites in the US is in the process of becoming a nature reserve and a recreation ground. Is this just papering over the cracks, or can our rubbish heaps really turn into something beautiful?

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Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier
| 20th May 2010
Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints

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