The Waste newsroom tracks the dumping of plastics from the rich world onto the developing world. It gives journalists from different countries the capacity to uncover where plastic waste ends up, who profits and who is responsible. We combine complex supply chain data with information scraped from public sources, social media, ship tracking databases, satellite imagery and sources on the ground.
As Southeast Asia bans plastic waste imports, rich countries are offloading their plastic waste in even more vulnerable places – where citizens are too afraid to say no.
Disastrous discharge of oily wastewater continues despite monitoring
Plastics labyrinth allows traders to illegally ship Europe’s waste