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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Algeria
By radhouane Digheche
08 Dec 2017

Different pictures describing the plastic waste in Algeria.

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Manila
By Ralf Falbe
13 Jun 2016

Men carry bags of trash along the shoreline of Manila Bay, Philippines

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Beirut
By mchreyteh
31 Aug 2015

August 29, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon

Thousands of Lebanese protested on Saturday, August 29 in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
The protesters vowed to escalate their measures next week if the state failed to meet their demands within 72 hours.

The protests started in August 17, 2015, pressing the government to find a solution for the garbage crisis. Soon the protests turned into demands by the “You Stink” movement and its supporters for a change of Lebanon’s leadership.

‘You Stink’ is also pressing the State Financial Prosecutor to pursue a corruption investigation of the country’s waste management sector, as well.

The campaign demands the Lebanese cabinet decision to transfer waste management authority to municipalities and hand over state money owed to them.

On Sunday, August 23, demonstrations turned violent, as police fired tear gas and hoses at thousands of protesters gathered in front of the office of Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
26 Nov 2014

A statue, the Monte Carlo of Leipzig as people call it, looks over New Lakeland. Right next to it, the central dump Cröbern, is one of Europe's biggest toxic waste dumps.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

The BMG/SVG Naundorf "waste treatment plant" received over 40,000 tons of dangerous waste from the central Cröbern dump. There is to this day no trace the toxic waste said to have been re-routed there.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

A member of local citizens' initiative who has filed a criminal complaint against S.D.R. Biotec has been fighting to expose and punish of the waste trade in the region for years. A farmer since 1991, in the former GDR he worked as an electronic engineer. He now keeps up the farm belonging to his parents.

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Toxic Waste Trade 03
Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

An archive photo belonging to a former worker at S.D.R. Biotec in Pohritzsch shows how highly poisonous rubbish was simply mixed with sludge and other substances and relabeled.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

A sign in Pohritzsch reads, "We welcome you to Saxony.“

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

A 55 year-old former worker at S.D.R. Biotec in Pohritzsch worked there from 2002 to 2012. He now suffers from Polyneuropathy, because he had been exposed for years to heavy metals (i.a. lead and mercury). He remembers relabeling the waste and loading it up on the trucks which brought it to the dumps.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

The BMG/SVG Naundorf "waste treatment plant" received over 40,000 tons of dangerous waste from the central Cröbern dump. There is to this day no trace the toxic waste said to have been re-routed there.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

A member of local citizens' initiative who has filed a criminal complaint against S.D.R. Biotec has been fighting to expose and punish of the waste trade in the region for years. A farmer since 1991, in the former GDR he worked as an electronic engineer. He now keeps up the farm belonging to his parents.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

Sheep graze next to S.D.R. Biotec in Pohritzsch. The waste treatment plant lies right next to cultivated fields, orchards and seemingly idyllic private houses.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

The S.D.R. Biotec waste treatment plant in Pohritzsch is closed now. A local citizens' initiative filed a criminal complaint that led to charges of particularly serious environmental crimes. Until now, no verdict has been issued.

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Friedewald, Germany
By Isabell Zipfel
25 Nov 2014

Orchards cover the land near S.D.R. Biotec in Pohritzsch. The waste treatment plant lies right next to cultivated fields, orchards and seemingly idyllic private houses.