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.

Europe’s Black Seas

Disastrous discharge of oily wastewater continues despite monitoring

Recycling Lies

Plastics labyrinth allows traders to illegally ship Europe’s waste