Europe's Black Market Dumping Problem

Proper waste disposal in the EU has become prohibitively expensive, leading to black market dumping.
October 25, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Across Europe, the waste business is booming. Because of tight regulations enacted by the European Union in 1994, proper waste disposal in European landfills or faraway dumping grounds has become prohibitively expensive. Enter the black-market trash brokers, who have taken to "port hopping" - moving toxic rubbish along the line of least resistance to underregulated areas in Africa or Asia.

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor
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