The biggest plastic dump in the world: The ocean

New times, new challenges. We have seen how plastic production has increased[1] to 300 million tons in 2013, of which 78 million is destined for the production of plastic[2] packaging. The extraordinary growth of this type of garbage has resulted in many plastics escaping collection and treatment systems and ending up in other places, like the seas …

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The kidnapping of the yellow container

To this point, we have seen the importance of recycling different types of waste that we produce (glass, paper, metal and plastic) which are growing every day.


From the historical point of view, landfills are the leading and oldest way to treat waste and probably constitute the first waste management system. In Banyoles (Girona) there is a Neolithic site (La Draga) which is over 7,300 years old with pits that were used as landfills.