Waste

Waste [weɪst] is the collective term for objects, materials, leftovers and remnants that somebody wants to get rid of. The term ‘rubbish’ is often used to mean the same thing. The German Circular Economy Act (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz) distinguishes between waste to be recycled and waste to be disposed of (i.e. that cannot be recycled).

Waste

Waste

Infographic Waste

As far as the eye can see
Waste knows no borders, as a glance at the world’s cities, seas and rivers shows – we are even littering space with our debris.

Interview

‘The time to act is now’
Interview with Maria Cristina Fossi, professor of ecology and ecotoxicology and environmentalist