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

Interview

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

In focus: Waste

Kick-off at the scrapyard
Thousands of people work at the Agbogbloshie e-waste dump in Ghana’s capital, Accra. There, recycling is now being rethought.