The war on waste pickers

The man in the tattered shirt, biceps bulging as he pulls an enormous bag of waste behind him on a trolley. The blaring horns as cars slide by, annoyed at the intrusion in their lane. The furtive WhatsApp messages on community ...

Biotechnology researchers turn to landfill sites

Far from being a load of rubbish, landfill sites should be considered one of the great untapped resources in the search for new enzymes for biotechnology, and could fuel more efficient biofuel production.

The hidden potential of landfill

A recent study carried out by Cranfield University has demonstrated the potential value of extracting rare earth elements (REE) and valuable metals from landfill sites.

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