Dumpsites are creating a global health emergency, summit hears

The National | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Globalisation has had a devastating impact on the environment and the way we dispose of waste is adding to this burden.
  • And in 2017, the world extracted “93 billion tonnes of resources” through processes like mining and deforestation.
  • More worryingly, new waste streams created by today’s digitisation boom would create complications when it comes to disposing of materials in the future.