TUNISIA Issue dated 16/02/2021

Government to close biggest Mediterranean landfill site following Italian waste dumping scandal

Aerial view of the Borj Chakir landfill, whose basins cause leachate runoff.
Aerial view of the Borj Chakir landfill, whose basins cause leachate runoff. © Google Maps
The National Waste Management Agency has begun the process of closing the dangerous Borj Chakir landfill site, which has come to symbolise the country's ongoing waste management problems. [...] (317 words)
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